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Insurers Can't Join Coverage Suit Over Athlete Image Use

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 8:37 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge said Wednesday that four insurers can't intervene in a coverage suit in California over underlying antitrust class actions concerning the use of college athletes' likenesses in video games.

After a 50-minute hearing, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. granted The Collegiate Licensing Co.'s injunction requests and ordered the insurers — Allied World National Assurance Co.; Continental Casualty Co.; American Casualty Co. of Reading, Pa.; and Great Divide Insurance Co. — to dismiss their intervening complaints in the California suit launched by two other insurers against CLC and Electronic Arts Inc., according to a minute order....

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