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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds that the NCAA's ticket-distribution plan does not constitute a lottery under IC 35-45-5-3

Recall this Nov. 4, 2010 ILB entry, which reported that late in October, 2010, our Supreme Court had accepted a certified question from the 7th Circuit.

Today, in Tom George, et al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion, the Court gives its answer. Writing for the Court, the opinion by Justice Sullivan concludes:

We hold that the NCAA's ticket-distribution plan does not constitute a lottery under Indiana Code section 35-45-5-3 because there was no “prize” awarded to those whose offers to purchase tickets were randomly accepted by the NCAA.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 21, 2011 10:58 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions