Judge Partly Grants Yahoo Judgment In NCAA Contest Dispute

Mealey's (November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM EST) -- DALLAS — Although a Texas federal judge on Nov. 18 found that Yahoo! Inc. was entitled to summary judgment and a partial refund of a promotional fee paid over an abandoned online NCAA tournament, the judge ruled in the plaintiff promotions firm’s favor on Yahoo’s contractual and trade secrets counterclaims (SCA Promotions Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc., No. 3:14-cv-00957, N.D. Texas).

(Order available. Document #24-151217-003R.)

NCAA Promotion

In 2013, Yahoo developed the “Tourney Pick ‘Em” promotion, under which a $1 billion prize would be given to a...
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