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US: EA Sports football game payouts delayed over lawyers’ fees

 |  July 10, 2013

Payouts from Electronic Arts’ $27 million class action settlement over exclusive licensing agreements were delayed as one member of the class appealed the agreement concerning lawyers’ fees. Reports say one individual is objecting to the agreement that $7.29 million of the settlement fund will be used to pay lawyers’ fees – which amounts to about 27 percent of total funds. The appeal was filed to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after the objection was dismissed; until the appeal is resolves, payouts cannot be made. EA Sports settled following a 2008 lawsuit alleging violation of antitrust law over the video game company’s use of exclusive licensing agreements for various games, including Madden NFL and NCAA Football. The case took more than four years to litigate.

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