NCAA Subpoena

In re:           National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation  

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I being sued?

No. The plaintiff in this matter is suing the NCAA and several collegiate conferences. 

Is CCSU being sued?

 No. The plaintiff in this matter is suing the NCAA and several collegiate conferences. 

What is a subpoena?

A subpoena is a document that requires the recipient to provide testimony or information, usually in connection with a lawsuit. This subpoena requires CCSU to produce certain records maintained by the University.

Who issued the subpoena?

The attorney representing the plaintiffs, who are former NCAA athletes.

Does the subpoena require me to do anything?

No. The subpoena imposes obligations on CCSU only.

Where can I find a copy of the subpoena?

A copy of the subpoena can be found at HERE

What is FERPA and How Does This Lawsuit Affect My Privacy Rights?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.” Generally, schools must have written permission from parents or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena, provided that the school complies with certain notice requirements.

Why did I receive a notice?

Before CCSU can release a student’s records in response to a lawfully issued subpoena, FERPA requires CCSU to make a reasonable effort to notify the student of its receipt of the subpoena so that the student may seek the protection of the court if he or she does not want to have his or her records disclosed.

What if I do not want my information released?

You have the right, at your option, to file an objection with the United States District Court if you believe that there is a legal basis for claiming that your records should not be disclosed in response to the subpoena. CCSU cannot provide any legal advice or assistance regarding the filing of such an objection. If you require legal assistance, you will need to seek private legal counsel.

Should I notify CCSU if I plan on filing an objection?

Yes. Unless CCSU is notified that you plan to file an objection, it will provide the requested records to the attorney who issued the subpoena on July 11, 2017.  If you plan on filing an objection please send a copy of the object to as soon as possible and no later than July 3, 2017.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have questions concerning the terms of the Settlement, please see the following link. or contact the Settlement Administrator at the following address.

Gilardi & Co. LLC.
Katie DeSandro
Phone: (415) 798-3564