Antitrust Intellectual Property NCAA Violations

Part 2, Marshall v. ESPN: Former Student-Athletes Claim Violation of Sherman Antitrust Act (filed 10/3/14)

Last week I wrote an article describing Marshall v. ESPN (see the Complaint here), the latest federal class-action lawsuit in which college athletes are seeking damages against the broadcasting firms, college athletic conferences, and licensing firms they allege violated their rights of publicity. Now I will analyze the fourth cause of action of the lawsuit, […]

Contractual Issues Intellectual Property NCAA Violations

Former Student-Athletes File Lawsuit To Protect Their Rights of Publicity: Recap of Marshall v. ESPN (filed 10/3/14)

Ten former college football and basketball players, mostly residents of Tennessee, filed a class action lawsuit on October 3, 2014 in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. The plaintiff athletes, having played football and/or basketball for Vanderbilt University and The University of Tennessee, among other schools, seek to […]