Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Right-Of- Publicity Dispute

Mealey's (March 23, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A putative class action against the makers of the popular “Madden NFL” video game will proceed, thanks to a denial of certiorari March 21 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Electronic Arts Inc. v. Michael E. Davis, et al., No. 15-424, U.S. Sup.).

Rogers Test

In turning away the petition by Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), the Supreme Court left intact a January 2015 ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that upheld a California federal judge’s refusal to strike a right-of-publicity complaint...
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