Judge Wilken Indicates She Will Approve Settlement in Alston

For those following the multi-district litigation that the NCAA and other conference are currently facing, you will recall that the NCAA reached a settlement with plaintiffs in the ongoing Alston suit. The suit sought damages for a plaintiff class that received full scholarships prior to the legislative change to allow cost of attendance scholarships; the class sought the difference between the grant in aid and COA scholarships during their tenures at DI institutions. Per a USA Today report, it seems that Judge Claudia Wilken (Northern District of California) has indicated that she will approve the settlement.