NFL: Class Action Lawsuit Against Electronic Arts’s “Madden NFL Football”

April 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This morning when I opened up my email, I had a little surprise waiting for me.
It was from EA Sports Litigation and it was informing of a class action suit against Electronic Arts Inc. brought forth by Geoffrey Pecover, Jeffery Lawrence and Adam Owens.
The email is your standard class action email; it informs me of my rights in the suit and how I can not participate if that is my choosing.
My first thought was that this email was a scam and was probably fishing for personal information.
So I fired up Google and did some research and, low and behold, this lawsuit is legitimate. Well, legitimate in the fact that it's an actual lawsuit. Its claims, however, I think are far from legitimate.
Here is the brief history for you. On Dec. 21, 2010 the plaintiffs filed a class action suit against EA claiming that its exclusive deal with the NFL, as well as being the only publisher of NCAA football and Arena League Football, violated United States Anti-Trust Laws.

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