Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Judge Orders Lawyers To Drop Two Lawsuits Against NFL Films
Published September 6, 2013
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
The players allege NFL Films is not paying them for their images. Judge Paul Magnuson, though, said the lawyers for Culp and Tatum, some of whom are involved in Dryer, should have known they could not file such suits.
“As officers of the Court, lawyers are expected to follow court orders, and given the dearth of case law discussing similar situations, it is apparent that most lawyers do so,” Magnuson wrote. “The lawyers here, however, believe themselves not subject to such strictures. As stated at the status conference, their behavior, which is calculated only to doom the settlement in this matter, shocks the Court’s conscience.”
Read the full story.
The players opposing the $50M settlement of the four-year-old Dryer lawsuit contend it gives away their images for nothing, and the settlement money goes to player charities that all former players could have applied to in any event.