In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, No. 4:09-cv-1967 (N.D. Cal.)

by Heins Mills & Olson on April 7, 2014

On November 8, 2013, the court certified the class for injunctive relief, a major victory that opens the door to a trial on the issue of whether National Collegiate Athletic Association's policies violate federal antitrust law. Earlier, in September, a $40 million settlement was reached with two of the defendants, Electronic Arts Inc. and Collegiate License Company. We have been extensively involved in prosecuting this action alleging that current and former U.S. collegiate student-athletes should receive a share of the revenue generated from use of their likeness (e.g., use of their image as a video game avatar).