Ex-NFLers, EA Settle 'Madden' Games Right Of Publicity Suit

By Rick Archer (March 29, 2019, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A group of retired NFL players has settled a lawsuit that accused Electronic Arts Inc. of using their likenesses in the "Madden" football video games without permission, according to court documents filed Thursday.

The deal, which will end end one of several high-profile lawsuits filed against EA over the use of real-life athletes in video games, came six months after U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that the retired players couldn't team up as a class to sue the gamemaker.

In an order filed Thursday, Judge Seeborg said he had been told the parties had reached a settlement and gave them...

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