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mwlewis
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Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action

I just got this in an email. Is it just some chain shite or for real?

mash

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sbr2
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
fricking EA!


Mr Gardoki
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
quote:

fricking EA!

Beat me to it


Coach Lea
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
I just received this email too. I was wondering if this was some sort of scam


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sicboy
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
It might actually be funny if it wasn't always you.


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jefforize
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
doesnt this have to do with that arizona st qb who sued.. Sam Keller

and lol@ea. always good press. What other companies spam their loyal customers with notices of proposed settlements of class action lawsuits

truly revolutionizing the gaming industry every month


Na Mean
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
i got it too. am i owed money??


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jerseyfla
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
How can anyone prove that they bought any EA game during the 6th and/or 7th generation period unless they played online? I didn't play online until I got a Xbox 360 in 2006 but I have bought Madden 06,07,08,09, and 13. NCAA 06,07,09, 11,12, and 13 and Arena Football. Who has receipts from all the way back to 2005?


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UltimateHog
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
I didn't get an email but I've played online since it first started with NCAA 2004, you could just pull your cord to DC and play out the game for a win.

There like 62 of us tied for #1 on the leaderboard.

Imma submit a claim though, bought NCAA 04,05,06,07 on PS2 and 08,09,11,12.

$48 maximum payout, but worth it IMO.


ETA: Claim submitted.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 10:14 pm


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jefforize
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
Alright, so i read thru this. And its the monopoly lawsuit, not the sam keller likeness lawsuit. Here are some TL;DR cliffs from my point of view

source LINK

quote:

2.What is this lawsuit about? Answer: The lawsuit claims that Electronic Arts violated federal and California antitrust laws, as well as California consumer protection laws, by signing exclusive licensing agreements with the Arena Football League (“AFL), the Collegiate Licensing Company (“CLC”) (on behalf of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”)), the National Football League (“NFL”), and the National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”). The lawsuit claims that these agreements gave Electronic Arts a monopoly over an alleged market for league-branded, simulation football videogames, and allowed it to charge higher prices than it would have in a competitive environment. The suit seeks to recover monetary damages and restitution, as well as injunctive relief.



My problem with this... no one forced us to buy these games. we did so on our own, fully aware of what we were doing.

I suppose the class action comes from the fact millions of people were "denied" a competitor (2k games COUGH) of making a competitive product

this lawsuit challenges this "Deal" made between EA and the above named

EAs retort:
quote:

Electronic Arts denies Plaintiffs’ allegations. Electronic Arts asserts that (i) there is no such thing as a discreet “market” for league-branded, simulation football videogames; (ii) the NFL and its Players’ Association, the NCAA, and other licensors asked Electronic Arts and other game publishers to bid for the rights to make videogames using their trademarks and other intellectual property rights; (iii) EA did so and was awarded certain rights to make videogames using these licensors' trademarks and other intellectual property rights; (iv) it is not illegal to bid on trademark licenses, exclusive or otherwise, that intellectual property owners choose to offer, (v) exclusive trademark licenses are commonplace and widely accepted in commerce and under the law as one legitimate way for an intellectual property rights holder to maximize the value of its property, (vi) the conduct challenged by Plaintiffs has not injured consumers, and (vii) Electronic Arts has never charged supra-competitive prices for its videogames.



The proposed settlement has $27 million in the fund, and each of us who bought these games can get $20 and $5 a piece, depending on the generation

So, we the consumer can either file a class action claim and get in on this money (not a lot), file our own lawsuit (lol?), or do nothing (which i recommend)

Im not entirely familiar with California monopoly law. The court has not reached any decision.

if you are bored and want to get involved, fill out a claim. You may get 50 to 100 bucks sometime within the next 5 years



UltimateHog
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
It took like 10 seconds to file a claim.

It's just a check box for each game to select and the year and console, and your name address and state.

Simple as that.

Purchased every NCAA since like 2000, I'll take extra cash if I can get it, why not?


jefforize
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
as much as i dislike EA in its present state,
i purchased many Madden and NCAA games and had a lot of fun.

Personally, i'm not getting involved in a class action suit where i willingly played the video game and it provided me hours of entertainment.

Thats just me, though. Choose what works best for you. If you feel your rights have been violated, i encourage everyone to file a claim.



UltimateHog
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
I feel like EA has stole my money with the garbage quality of where NCAA is now and will gladly take any money I can get from those worthless fricks for ruining a good franchise, justified or not.


SaintLSUnAtl
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
quote:

UltimateHog


Well at least now I know where all my tax dollars are going

quote:

I feel like EA has stole my money with the garbage quality of where NCAA is now


and yet

quote:

Purchased every NCAA since like 2000




They didn't steal anything.

Quick story: I used to like Applebees. One day, their food and service started to suck really bad. I no longer liked Applebees. I quit going to Applebees. See how easy that was?

In case you missed it, the lesson here is to quit buying the game

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rballa19
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
I got it too, was coming here to post and see what was up with it


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AUtigerNOLA
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
Received this email too and I thought it was a scam. But the claim form had all my information from the NCAA 11 I bought. Not sure if I want to fill it out for free money or not. I did/do enjoy the game.


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SaintLSUnAtl
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
quote:

The lawsuit claims that these agreements gave Electronic Arts a monopoly over an alleged market for league-branded, simulation football videogames, and allowed it to charge higher prices than it would have in a competitive environment. The suit seeks to recover monetary damages and restitution, as well as injunctive relief.


I call BS on this part. It doesn't matter if there are 50 companies using those licenses, the game is gonna be $60. It's just the standard for new video games, nothing unique to EA
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Mr.Sinister
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re: Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action
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I call BS on this part. It doesn't matter if there are 50 companies using those licenses, the game is gonna be $60. It's just the standard for new video games, nothing unique to EA


I feel the same. Most people are butthurt over the fact that they spend $60 in august for the new Madden, NCAA Etc.. and then by January game-stop only gives them $4 on the trade in and resells it for $40. Till the next version comes out. So then said people buy the "brand new" version of the same game. EA only really ever changes the game every 3-4 years or so.

Yes the company is shite!

No other company can make a decent sports game that's not their fault. Why should they get sued when people buy the new one every August?

Capitalist gonna Capitalist

If people only bought it every 3-4 years then EA would be forced to do like they do with the NASCAR game and make a new one every 3-4 years or so and just hot patch it till then.


TH03
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