Jury Verdict In 'NFL Madden' Trial Seems To Sway Judge

Law360, San Francisco (June 26, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Wednesday that he was leaning toward upholding a jury verdict against Electronic Arts Inc. in a royalty dispute over the “Madden NFL” video game franchise, but will mull the publisher’s bid to dismiss the verdict finding that the plaintiff's claims were timely.

Electronic Arts argued that the verdict was invalid because “Madden NFL” programmer Robin Antonick, who accuses the publisher of using his ideas in subsequent games and cheating him of millions in royalties, provided inconsistent testimony about when he first...
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