Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

On August 17, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied class action certification for the retired National Football League (NFL) players suing Electronic Arts for using their likelihood in their Madden NFL series videogames, and dismissed Electronic Arts’ summary judgement motion in the case Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc. This decision follows a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judgment from 2015 affirming the district court judgment protecting.. Read More

In re NCAA Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation: The Future for NCAA Athletes

When we think of student athletes playing major sports in college, there is often an unfounded presumption that they are well-off and profit immensely from their activities. After all, professional athletes receive profits from commercials and advertisements. Yet aside from tuition scholarships, there is a principle of amateurism rooted in the NCAA which prevents colleges from publicly sharing any meaningful part of sports-related revenues with the athletes who perform in these sporting events… Read More

Murphy v. NCAA: The Fall of PASPA and the Rise of Sports Gambling

With the recent Supreme Court Decision in Murphy v. NCAA, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018), the state of sports gambling is in flux. Like many other forms of prohibition, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal statute that prohibited the state authorization of sports gambling, was largely ineffective in curtailing the illegal market. While the exact amount is unclear, estimates put the amount of money illegally wagered on sports.. Read More