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Seventh Circuit Punts Case Pitting College Players Against Fantasy Sites - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Mar 8, 2018

Former football players from Northern Illinois University and Indiana University brought suit against fantasy sports websites FanDuel and DraftKings for using their likenesses without consent. After the district court dismissed the case, the 7th Circuit asked the Indiana Supreme Court to rule because of the lack of developed case law surrounding Indiana’s right of publicity statute with regards to sports. The Indiana Supreme Court could weigh in on both the right of publicity issues as well as the legality of the sites’ fantasy games.

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