Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed

2013

Court

Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland

Lead State

MD

Participating States

MD

Defendant(s)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Case Description

After the University of Maryland decided to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the Big Ten Conference for its collegiate athletics, the ACC sued the university in North Carolina. The state then sued in Maryland courts, seeking a declaratory judgment that the fee imposed by the ACC on the university was excessive and was a violation of state antitrust laws because the fee was an illegal restraint of trade. The case has been stayed and the stay has been appealed.