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Former NCAA athletes' lawsuit against EA is so on

EA's request to dismiss a class action lawsuit from former NCAA athletes has been denied, meaning the trial will movie forward and EA stands to lose more than $1 billion if found at fault.The former NCAA athletes claim EA conspired with the NCAA and the CLC to have players sign away their likenesses and names to be used in video games without compensation. The players allege that in order to participate in NCAA sports they were required to sign a form allowing EA their likenesses in games, even after their college sports careers ended.
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NCAA conspiracy suit against EA going to court

Entertainment / Video Games : Shack News (3 years ago)

US District Judge Claudia Wilken has refused to dismiss a class action suit that alleges EA conspired to use the likenesses of NCAA student athletes without compensation. The suit claims that the publisher and NCAA colluded in the d... Read Post

EA could lose $1 billion in NCAA athletes suit

Entertainment / Video Games : Destructoid (3 years ago)

A class action lawsuit filed by former college athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts focuses on the potential unlawful use of athletes' likenesses without their consent. USA Today says that the case, filed by former Nebraska... Read Post

Court denies EA's motion to dismiss former NCAA player's lawsuit

Entertainment / Video Games : Joystiq (5 years ago)

We've been on pins and needles since last May, when we first heard about former NCAA football player Samuel Keller's lawsuit against EA, which claimed that his likeness and the likenesses of his former athletic colleagues had been u... Read Post


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