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EA and NCAA's appeal rejected in likeness lawsuit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by EA and NCAA that college athletes' likenesses were protected by the First Amendment with regard to the development of EA's college football and basketball games. Just yesterday, EA motioned to dismiss a third amended complaint that added...

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EA motions to dismiss NCAA lawsuit before it becomes class action

EA asked a judge to dismiss the latest complaint in a lawsuit brought on by college athletes alleging EA, the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company used players' names and likenesses in games without proper compensation. EA motioned to dismiss the plaintiffs' third amended complaint, which...

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Original Madden NFL designer awarded $11 million in EA lawsuit

A US District Court jury in the Northern District of California has ruled in favor of Robin Antonick, the original credited designer for EA's Madden NFL series, in his lawsuit against publisher Electronic Arts, awarding him $11 million. Antonick's lawsuit against EA sought unpaid royalties for...

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Attorney leading lawsuit against EA: NCAA 'ducking its responsibilities'

Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman, the law firm alleging that NCAA and EA illegally used college athletes' names and likenesses in its NCAA Football series, said "the NCAA's decision to end its long and hugely profitable relationship with EA is tied directly to the pressure our...

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Report: $27 million Madden payout to customers stalled in Appeals court

In 2008, a lawsuit alleged EA violated antitrust laws by holding exclusive licenses with the NFL, NCAA and AFL, and in 2012, EA admitted no wrongdoing and settled for $27 million. That money was, in part, to be distributed among people who bought Madden NFL, NCAA Football or Arena Football games...

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Jury finds Antonick's claim against EA has not expired in case for Madden royalties

A California jury determined that the statute of limitations in the lawsuit filed by original Madden series creator Robin Antonick against Electronic Arts has not run out, according to a press release from Antonick's legal representatives. As a result, Antonick has been deemed eligible for unpaid...

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John Madden Football designer's lawsuit against EA going to court

Robin Antonick, designer of John Madden Football for 8-bit computers, will have his case against EA proceed to trial June 17, after a federal judge denied EA's motion to dismiss Antonick's lawsuit. Antonick filed in 2011, seeking royalties and a cut of profits from the Madden series' subsequent...

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EA and Zynga settle The Ville lawsuits

Electronic Arts and Zynga have settled their legal kerfuffle, which began when the former sued the social games giant for what it called a "clear violation" of copyright laws over similarities between games. Details on the settlement are lacking, but InsideSocialGames has a statement from Zynga...

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Kotick on why firing West, Zampella was easy, turning down a CoD film

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick settled a lawsuit with former employees Jason West and Vince Zampella, both now of Respawn Entertainment, in May. Kotick fired West and Zampella in 2010, after learning they were going to bail on their contracts to sign under EA, Kotick said, and from there, his job was...

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Wizards of the Coast sued over 'Electronic Trading Card' patent infringement

Wizards of the Coast is being sued by Texas-based Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings over an alleged patent infringement. Courthouse News reports Wildcat believes Wizards of the Coast's 2002 game Magic: The Gathering Online infringes upon the former's 'Electronic Trading Card' patent, and is...

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