LITIGATION UPDATES – MARCH 2016
O'Bannon Takes Student-Athlete Pay Case To High Court
Former student-athletes asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their antitrust suit against the NCAA over compensation for the use of their images and likenesses, challenging a circuit ruling that found the student-athletes did not have to be paid beyond the cost of attending college.
CA Bar Says Unaccredited Schools Should Disclose Dropout Rates
The California State Bar voted to force the state’s 25 unaccredited law schools to disclose to prospective students their attrition rates, a number that currently hovers around a collective average of 85%, in order “to provide greater transparency and effective disclosures to students” who attend or are considering attending an unaccredited law school.
PIMCO Must Defend Suit
Pimco must face co-founder Bill Gross’ $200 million lawsuit accusing the company of orchestrating a coup to force him out. A California judge found Gross had demonstrated that Pimco had a history of broken promises. Pimco had argued in its bid to toss the suit early in its proceedings that Gross had failed to state a viable legal claim, calling his suit “legally groundless and sad.”
PF Chang’s Sued Over Bathroom Accessibility
P.F. Chang's was slapped with a proposed anti-discrimination class action claiming the bathrooms in the restaurant chain's California locations are inaccessible to people in wheelchairs. One of the plaintiffs claimed he was unable to open the restroom door on his own because doing so required excessive force.