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Michael L. Buckner Quoted in Los Angeles Times on McNair v. NCAA Defamation Case

Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of Buckner, was quoted in an October 26, 2014, Los Angeles Times article, “Court to hear arguments on NCAA motion regarding action on Todd McNair”. The piece, which was written by Los Angeles Times reporter Gary Klein, reports on the latest event in the defamation suit filed by former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair against the NCAA. The former coach “filed his lawsuit in 2011 after the NCAA denied his appeal to overturn findings and penalties imposed against him in connection with its investigation of former Trojans running back Reggie Bush”. Klein notes the lawsuit “could provide a window into the way the organization’s enforcement staff and infractions committee conduct business”. According to Klein, today (Monday, October 27, 2014) “the California Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear oral arguments about the NCAA’s motion to seal internal emails and some other documents”. Buckner noted in the article the NCAA “tries very hard not to create long-lasting precedents that would adversely impact the NCAA’s enforcement process in the future”, and any potential unsealing of the documents in the McNair case “would be precedent” the NCAA “would not want.”

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About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.

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One thought on “Michael L. Buckner Quoted in Los Angeles Times on McNair v. NCAA Defamation Case

  1. “tries very hard not to create long-lasting precedents that would adversely impact the NCAA’s enforcement process in the future”, and any potential unsealing of the documents in the McNair case “would be precedent” the NCAA “would not want.”

    is it not a bylaw of the NCAA’s to keep sealed only until announcement of penalties?

    Posted by ian campbell | December 11, 2014, 4:42 pm

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