Football Legend Jim Brown Rushes His Way to $600K Settlement in Publicity Rights Suit

NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 settlement offer from video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) to end his lawsuit alleging EA used his likeness in its NFL Madden video games after he expressly denied permission. As announced by Brown’s attorneys, the former Cleveland Browns running back accepted the cash award in exchange for dismissing the suit with prejudice in what they call a big victory for athletes against big business. Jim Brown is known as one of the greatest football players
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Ex-NFL Linebacker’s Workers’ Compensation Claim Proceeds On Basis of Two Games Played in California

As an example of the type of claim likely meant to be curtailed by AB 1309 (previously discussed here), the claim of a former Carolina Panthers/Cleveland Browns linebacker continues to process its way through the California workers’ compensation system. In his claim, ex-NFL linebacker Tarek Saleh alleged that he sustained multiple injuries while employed as a football player for the Carolina Panthers between May 1997-February 1999 and for the Cleveland Browns from February 1999-January 2002. When Saleh was traded to the Browns,…
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