Plaintiffs Defeat Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging FINA International Swim Organization Uses Market Dominance to Extract Enormous Revenues from World’s Best Swimmers

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On January 21, 2020, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley issued an order denying the motion of defendant international swim organization Fédération Internationale de Natation (“FINA”) to dismiss the lawsuit alleging that FINA leverages its market dominance to extract – and largely keep for itself – enormous revenues from the labor of the world’s best swimmers. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel Announce Elite Swimmers, Pro Swimming League, Sue FINA Over Antitrust Violations

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Lawsuit alleges FINA leverages its market dominance to extract—and largely keep for itself—enormous revenues from the labor of the world’s best swimmers

 SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESSWIRE)—A pair of top U.S. swimmers and a top Hungarian swimmer filed a class-action lawsuit today against Fédération Internationale de Natation (“FINA”), the international organization that controls access to the Olympic Games and World Championships, over its threats to ban swimmers from the Olympic Games if they compete in events that FINA does not pre-approve. [Read more…]