UCLA Prof. Says LA Galaxy Ad Cost Him Promotion

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 3:05 PM EST) -- A UCLA professor lodged a million-dollar lawsuit against Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. on Friday, claiming the company cost him a promotion by using his image without authorization in a flyer promoting Los Angeles Galaxy season tickets.

In a complaint filed in California state court, professor Mark Q. Sawyer alleges AEG misappropriated his likeness for the purpose of advertising the soccer team, which the company owns. He further alleges that the use of his photograph in the advertising kept him from getting promoted to the position of...
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