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Judge Premature to Rule Nate Quarry Out of Lawsuit | Forbes

Paul Gift analyzes recent ruling in class-action antitrust lawsuit

September 29, 2017  | 1 min read
In Forbes, Pepperdine Graziadio Associate Professor of Economics Paul Gift, PhD, authors a piece on a class-action ruling. Dr. Gift says the ruling was premature. It surrounds the UFC moving to have Nate Quarry, one of six former fighter plaintiffs in a class-action antitrust lawsuit – and arguably the suit’s figurehead – removed from the case by partial summary judgment.
 
The article covers "on the whole" and "monopoly broth" arguments for this and similar cases. Says Gift: "As an important part of both the fighters' overall antitrust case against the UFC and their position as to why Quarry’s identity claims should not be barred by the statute of limitations, it appears Judge Boulware decided it best to wait and handle the 'as a whole' argument on all fronts after each side’s experts have weighed in and the full set of summary judgment motions have been filed."