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EA Says Ex-NFLers' Game Likeness Suit Relies On 'Say-So'

Law360, San Francisco (May 17, 2018, 10:14 PM EDT) -- Electronic Arts Inc. urged a California federal judge Thursday to end allegations it improperly used retired NFL players’ likenesses in Madden video games, or to at least deny the players’ bid for class certification, saying that after years of discovery, they have no proof their avatars are identifiable “other than their say-so.”

EA attorney R. James Slaughter of Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP said the three lead plaintiffs have drawn much of their evidence from internal EA game development documents and databases culled in discovery,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

July 29, 2010

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