Former Athletes Oppose High Court Review Of ‘Madden NFL’ Publicity Rights Putative Suit
(December 31, 2015, 1:34 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former professional football players argue in a Dec. 8 brief that the U.S. Supreme Court should not consider whether the First Amendment protects Electronic Arts Inc.’s (EA) depiction of current and former NFL players in the “Madden NFL” video game franchise from a right-of-publicity putative class action (Electronic Arts Inc. v. Michael E. Davis, et al., No. 15-424, U.S. Sup.).
(Respondents’ opposition brief available. Document #78-160105-008B.)
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