Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Student Athletes: NCAA Will Settle Video Game Likeness Suit For $20 Million

OAKLAND, Calif. - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and four former student athletes filed a notice of settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 9 in the class suit alleging misappropriation of the plaintiffs' names, images and likenesses for use in NCAA-branded video games in violation of rights-of-publicity laws in Indiana and California (Samuel Michael Keller, et al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al., No. 09-1967, N.D. Calif.).

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