JOHNSON v. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSN.

CIVIL ACTION No. 19-5230.

556 F.Supp.3d 491 (2021)

Ralph "Trey" JOHNSON, et al., individually and on behalf of all persons similarly situated v. The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, et al.

United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania.

Filed August 25, 2021.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul L. McDonald , P. L. McDonald Law LLC, Philadelphia, PA, Michael J. Willemin , Renan F. Varghese , Taylor J. Crabill , Wigdor LLP, New York, NY, for Ralph "Trey" Johnson, Claudia Ruiz, Jacob Willebeek-Lemair, Nicholas Labella, Alexa Cooke, Stephanie Kerkeles.

Alexandria M. Gilbert , Naveen Kabir , Sarah Kroll-Rosenbaum , Steven B. Katz , Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Donald S. Prophete , Contangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Kansas City, MO, John E. MacDonald , Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP, Lawrenceville, NJ, for The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Bucknell University, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, La Salle University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Monmouth University, Princeton University, Rider University, Robert Morris University, Seton Hall University, Saint Francis University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Peter's University, Villanova University, University of Delaware, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Temple University.

Donald S. Prophete , Contangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Kansas City, MO, John E. MacDonald , Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP, Lawrenceville, NJ, Naveen Kabir , Sarah Kroll-Rosenbaum , Steven B. Katz , Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Cornell University, Sacred Heart University, Fordham University.


MEMORANDUM

Plaintiffs, student athletes at five of the Defendant colleges and universities, contend that student athletes who engage in interscholastic athletic activity for their colleges and universities are employees who should be paid for the time they spend related to those athletic activities...

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