NCAA and EA Videogame Likeness Settlements
HomeCase DocumentsContact Us File A Claim

The deadlines for filing a claim in the NCAA/EA Videogame Settlements, and for objecting to your assigned points, have passed. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Settlement Payments.

If you have not received your check, and you have not submitted your IRS Form W-9 to the Claims Administrator, you have until April 20, 2016 to do so. Please click here to submit your W-9 information.

If you know your assigned points, and you would like to find out how much those points are worth, CLICK HERE for a calculator to help you calculate the total value of your claim.


player2

The EA Videogame Settlement:


There are class action lawsuits pending against Electronic Arts, Inc. ("EA") and Collegiate Licensing Company LLC (“CLC”). These lawsuits involve, among other things, claims by student-athletes that EA and CLC (representing various NCAA member schools and sometimes the NCAA) violated their legal rights by allegedly licensing, using, and/or selling athletes’ names, images, and likenesses in EA’s NCAA-Branded Videogames. EA and CLC deny these allegations and deny any other wrongdoing. The Court has not ruled on the merits of these claims.


A proposed settlement of $40 million has been reached between EA and the student-athletes who brought these cases. If the Court approves it, the EA Videogame Settlement will resolve these cases as to both EA and CLC.


The NCAA Videogame Settlement:


There are class action lawsuits pending against the NCAA. These lawsuits involve, among other things, claims by student-athletes that the NCAA violated their legal rights by allegedly participating in the license, use, and/or sale of athletes’ names, images, and likenesses in EA’s NCAA-Branded Videogames. The NCAA denies these allegations and denies any other wrongdoing. The Court has not yet ruled in favor of either the NCAA or the student-athletes on these claims.


A proposed settlement of $20 million has been reached between the NCAA and the student-athletes who brought some of these cases. If the Court approves it, the NCAA Videogame Settlement will resolve these cases as to the NCAA.


YOU MAY BE A MEMBER OF ONE OR BOTH CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS. Although the two proposed settlements are similar in some respects, they contain different provisions, and it is possible that the Court could rule differently on each settlement. Please read this entire Notice carefully to make sure that you understand both settlements.


Please Note the Following Important Dates:

Case Relevant Event

Date

Claim Filing Commences

March 3, 2015

Claim Filing Deadline

July 2, 2015

Opt-Out Deadline

May 4, 2015

Objection Deadline

May 4, 2015

Final Approval Hearing

July 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m.