U.S. High Court Declines To Hear NFL Players’ Likeness Appeal

(February 29, 2016, 1:25 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 29 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by former National Football League players appealing a $42 million class settlement that ended a suit over the use of the players’ likenesses and identities in videos made to generate revenue and promote the NFL (James Lawrence Marshall, et al. v. National Football League, No. 15-645, U.S. Sup.).

The high court’s decision leaves untouched a ruling by the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from May 21, 2015,...
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