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Electronic Arts has settled a lawsuit between itself and industrial conglomerate Textron, concerning three models of helicopter made by Textron aerospace subsidiary Bell Helicopter: The AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and V-22 Osprey. The terms of the private, out-of-court settlement remain unknown, thoug...

August 16th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by EA and NCAA that college athletes' likenesses were protected by the First Amendment with regard to the development of EA's college football and basketball games. Just yesterday, EA motioned to dismiss a third amended complaint that added...

July 31st 2013 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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EA asked a judge to dismiss the latest complaint in a lawsuit brought on by college athletes alleging EA, the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company used players' names and likenesses in games without proper compensation. EA motioned to dismiss the plaintiffs' third amended complaint, which adde...

July 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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A US District Court jury in the Northern District of California has ruled in favor of Robin Antonick, the original credited designer for EA's Madden NFL series, in his lawsuit against publisher Electronic Arts, awarding him $11 million. Antonick's lawsuit against EA sought unpaid royalties for iter...

July 23rd 2013 at 9:52pm 0 Comments
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Robin Antonick, designer of John Madden Football for 8-bit computers, will have his case against EA proceed to trial June 17, after a federal judge denied EA's motion to dismiss Antonick's lawsuit. Antonick filed in 2011, seeking royalties and a cut of profits from the Madden series' subsequent suc...

April 30th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts and Zynga have settled their legal kerfuffle, which began when the former sued the social games giant for what it called a "clear violation" of copyright laws over similarities between games. Details on the settlement are lacking, but InsideSocialGames has a statement from Zynga tha...

February 15th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick settled a lawsuit with former employees Jason West and Vince Zampella, both now of Respawn Entertainment, in May. Kotick fired West and Zampella in 2010, after learning they were going to bail on their contracts to sign under EA, Kotick said, and from there, his job was...

December 16th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments