IMPORTANT UPDATE: On August 5, 2008, the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles granted final approval of the settlement. The NCAA has established the website to administer claims.
A summary of the settlement and frequently asked questions are here:
Your rights may be affected by the proposed settlement reached in the class action lawsuit known as White v. NCAA, C.D. Cal. Case No. CV 06 0999 VBF. Plaintiffs in this Action alleged that the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA") and its member institutions violated the federal antitrust laws by entering into a horizontal agreement to limit the athletic-based aid awarded to student-athletes to an amount capped at the grant-in-aid ("GIA"). Under this GIA definition, member schools award certain student-athletes athletic-based aid for their tuition, room and board, and required books. Plaintiffs assert that this agreement harms competition because, absent any agreement, all major collegiate men's basketball and football programs would compete with each other to offer student-athletes financial aid packages equal to their full cost of attendance ("COA").
The class consists of all persons who "received an athletic-based grant-in-aid from any of the:
- Football programs sponsored by colleges and universities included in NCAA Division I-A at any time between February 17, 2002 and the end of academic year 2007-2008; or
- Men's basketball programs sponsored by colleges and universities in the ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-10, SEC, Mountain West, WAC, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Mid-American, Sun Belt, West Coast, Horizon League, Colonial Athletic Association, or Missouri Valley conferences at any time between February 17, 2002 and the end of the academic year 2007-2008."
Your Rights as a Member of the Class
You may visit the NCAA's website to obtain a Claim Form on or after August 11, 2008.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES:
May 23, 2008
Filing Deadline for Class Members to object |
Rescheduled for August 4, 2008
at 1:30 p.m.
Final Fairness Hearing|