Posts Tagged ‘player likeness lawsuit’
  • NCAA Ordered to Talk Settlement in O’Bannon Case; Eventual Resolution Will Determine Future of College Sports Video Games
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    Posted March 3rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments
    Last week the judge in the Ed O'Bannon class-action case vs the NCAA ordered the two sides to enter settlement talks. Naturally questions have started to come in about whether this could accelerate a return of college football (and other sports) video games. There is no longer a video game element to the case - although Sam Keller has continued to argue that he was not a part of the earlier settlement that got Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Company out of it. A conclusion to lit...
  • Now The NCAA is Suing EA
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    Posted November 21st, 2013 at 12:45 pm 20 Comments
    Electronic Arts' legal troubles relating to the alleged use of player likenesses in college football and basketball video games did not come to an end with the settlement in the Ed O'Bannon led lawsuit. The NCAA is now challenging the company, along with the CLC, regarding the $40 million settlement they reached in late September.  (more…)...
  • EA and CLC Only Out $40 Million in Player Likeness Case Settlement
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    Posted September 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm 20 Comments
    When the settlement to the likeness case was announced yesterday many wondered what it was about the agreement that resulted in the shuttering of EA Sports' college football series. With the dollar amount of the settlement now known it has become clear that it wasn't the money involved but rather the avoidance of future litigation and terms that made the series no longer a viable product going forward.  (more…)...
  • EA and CLC Settle Player Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted September 26th, 2013 at 3:45 pm 38 Comments
    Soon after the news broke that EA was ending their college football series a release was made regarding the settlement of the player likeness lawsuit that was at the center of the entire situation that threatened the future of college video games and still could take down the NCAA as it remains as the lone defendant. Games were just a small part of the claim in which players believe they are entitled to a share of broadcasting and merchandising revenues.  (more…)...
  • NCAA and EA Will Get Opportunity to Argue for Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted September 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm No Comments
    The judge in the potentially monumental antitrust case regarding college broadcasting, merchandising, and video game revenue through the use of unpaid player likenesses will allow both the NCAA and Electronic Arts to seek dismissal as defendants. The two parties felt they had a right to this due to the plaintiffs continuing to amend their claims (the latest by bringing in current players) and judge Claudia Wilken will grant them that opportunity in order to prevent a potential point for an ...
  • NCAA Looks Even Worse Today Regarding Misappropriated Use of Likenesses
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    Posted August 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 8 Comments
    The continued hypocrisy of the NCAA shone through today as Jay Bilas exposed on Twitter how names are linked to jerseys at the official NCAA shop. Players can't profit off their own names but the NCAA sure does and it couldn't have been made any clearer. Searching the names of both current and former players returned results with the jersey number they wear/wore on apparel. The search functionality on the site has now been completely disabled.  (more…)...
  • Major Defense for EA in Likeness Suit Struck Down by Appeals Court
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    Posted July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 am 17 Comments
    A federal appeals court turned in a split decision today overruling the argument by Electronic Arts that the First Amendment gave them protection as free expression and artistic works in the representation of players in college video games. The 2-1 ruling prevents the company from using the First Amendment as a defense against collegiate athletes who feel their likeness has been misused but it does not represent closure on the subject by any means.  (more…)...
  • EA Seeks Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted July 29th, 2013 at 6:45 pm 21 Comments
    In a filing today Electronic Arts is seeking dismissal following the latest amended complaint in the player likeness lawsuit against the company, NCAA, and CLC. During the class action certification hearing EA and the CLC both threw the NCAA under the bus saying they shouldn't be held liable given that they were just following the NCAA's rules. That argument is appearing again now in the hopes, however slim despite happening once before, that they will be dismissed as defendants before the d...
  • Six Current College Football Players Added as Plaintiffs to Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted July 18th, 2013 at 8:00 pm 28 Comments
    With the judge requiring current athletes get involved now in order to consider them as a party should the player likeness lawsuit be certified as class action attorneys today revealed the names of those that will now be added to the case bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 22 - 16 former athletes and 6 current ones.  (more…)...
  • Current NCAA Athlete Seeking Protection If Added to Player Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted July 9th, 2013 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments
    A decision on class action certification in the player likeness lawsuit being faced by the NCAA, CLC, and Electronic Arts may still be a ways off but the wheels continue to turn in the aftermath of the hearing last month. Lawyers for the plaintiffs want protection against any retaliation towards a current collegiate athlete that would get involved in the case.  (more…)...
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