Former College Athletes Bringing Antitrust Claims Suffer Discovery Sanctions

Former College Athletes Bringing Antitrust Claims Suffer Discovery Sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal magistrate judge in California on Aug. 7 awarded $67,384.64 in sanctions against former college athletes for failing to take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue discovery burdens on three nonparties in the athletes' lawsuit accusing video game manufacturer Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) of conspiring with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Collegiate Licensing Co. (CLC) to use the former athletes' names and likenesses in products without compensation in violation of the Sherman Act (In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, No. 09-cv-01967, N.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110824).

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