Football Player Hits EA With New Likeness Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A football player hit Electronic Arts Inc. with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday, the latest suit to allege EA infringed likeness rights by using names and avatars of real players in its games.

The suit was filed by Shawne Alston, a former West Virginia University running back who was picked up by the New Orleans Saints in this year's National Football League draft. Alston, representing himself and a putative class of student-athletes, said EA violates National Collegiate Athletic Association prohibitions...
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