SAG, Sports Unions Dispute EA’s Likeness Win In 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 6:18 PM EST) -- The Screen Actors Guild and the players’ associations of the major professional sports leagues on Friday asked the Third Circuit to reverse a ruling that the First Amendment protects Electronic Arts Inc. in a proposed class action over EA’s use of college athletes’ likenesses in video games.

The unions filed amicus briefs in support of former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart, whose suit claimed EA violated the right of publicity of college athletes by using their likenesses in a football video game. The lower court granted...
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