University of North Carolina

M&S has filed a class action lawsuit against the University of North Carolina on behalf of UNC student-athletes who attended the university on athletic scholarships between 1993 and 2011. For two decades UNC recruited student-athletes with guarantees of a legitimate education. Once the student-athletes agreed to attend and enrolled, however, UNC systematically funneled them into bogus classes, depriving them of the education they were promised. In doing so, UNC has departed from the student-athlete principle and caused its student-athletes substantial injury, entitling them to unspecified damages and injunctive relief. The complaint is pending before the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.