By Melissa Lipman (May 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday nixed putative class antitrust claims that Electronic Arts Inc. plotted with the NCAA and its licensing firm to profit improperly off college athletes' likenesses.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken dismissed claims that the video game company, along with the NCAA and The Collegiate Licensing Co., conspired to avoid paying student basketball and football players for the use and sale of their likenesses in popular NCAA-themed video games.
However, the judge granted the players two weeks to amend their antitrust allegations against EA and refused similar efforts by the NCAA and CLC to drop antitrust and...
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