On December 6, 2017, the Court entered an Order granting Final Approval for the Settlement. Unfortunately, there was one objector to the Settlement who has filed an appeal from the Final Approval Order, which means distributions to Class Members cannot begin until that appeal is fully resolved.
On April 17, 2019, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit filed a Memorandum denying the appeal and affirming the lower Court’s Order granting Final Approval for the Settlement. That Memorandum can be seen here.
Per the rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the objector has until May 1, 2019 to seek a rehearing of the appeal by the Ninth Circuit Court. Per the rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, the objector has until July 16, 2019 to seek further review of the appeal in the Supreme Court. If no rehearing or further review of the appeal is sought, the appeal will then be fully resolved and we expect checks to begin mailing out to Class members by the end of summer.
In the meanwhile, Class Members can still submit address changes and substitute W-9 forms through the Estimated Recovery link.
Settlement checks will not be mailed to Class Members who have not provided a valid Taxpayer Identification Number to the Settlement Administrator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-680-4830 for instructions.
We appreciate your continued patience and we will keep you informed as soon as we know of any update.
The Notice provides information about a proposed class action Settlement concerning National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Division I collegiate athletes who played men’s or women’s basketball, or Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”) football between March 5, 2010 and March 21, 2017, and who received from an NCAA member institution for at least one academic term (such as a semester or quarter) either (1) athletically related financial aid in an amount equal to or greater than tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books, or (2) athletically related financial aid that was not equal to or greater than tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books only because it was reduced by the applicable NCAA member institution by an amount of nonathletically related financial aid received by the student-athlete.
The lawsuit involves claims by student-athletes who have received a scholarship package, referred to as a grant-in-aid, or GIA, since March 5, 2010. The student-athletes argued for monetary damages based on the difference in athletically related financial aid they could have received under new NCAA rules allowing for athletically related aid up to the full “cost of attendance,” typically a few thousand dollars more per academic year. The defendants deny they did anything wrong. The Court has not ruled on the merits of these claims.
|Case Relevant Event||Date|
|Preliminary Approval||March 21, 2017|
|Individual Estimated Amounts Available||August 21, 2017|
|Commence Direct Notice||August 21, 2017|
|Objection Deadline||September 20, 2017|
|Requests for Exclusion Deadline||September 20, 2017|
|Dispute Estimated Recovery/Status Deadline||October 3, 2017|
|Final Fairness Hearing||November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.|