http://terminalgamer.com/2015/07/17/...ea-settlement/Plaintiffs’ attorney, Steve Berman, of Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro issued the following statement in regards to the approved $60 million settlement for student-athletes in a class-action lawsuit filed against the NCAA and Electronic Arts, Inc. claiming the companies illegally use college football and basketball players’ names and likenesses in video games without permission or consent from the player.
We are pleased with the decision from Judge Wilken to approve the $60 million combined settlement that will be distributed to hundreds of student-athletes. This landmark decision marks the first time that student-athletes will be paid for their likeness or image, and stands as a huge victory in the ongoing fight for student-athletes’ rights.
– Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
The suit claims using a player’s name, picture or likeness violates contracts and licensing agreements in NCAA bylaws. Despite these prohibitions, the NCAA allegedly condones the use of players in EA games to increase popularity and ultimately increase revenues and profits, the suit claims.
Wow, justice served? I think we'll see NCAA games again now. I think the Dev for Joe Montana football should step in and seize the opportunity.
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