Now the NCAA has sued EA over alleged breach of contract
It feels like the various lawsuits between Electronic Arts and groups of current and former NCAA student athletes are neverending -- and now the National Collegiate Athletic Association itself has jumped onboard, suing EA for alleged breach of contractual obligations.
The last couple of years have seen lawsuits
revolving around EA's use of NCAA player likenesses without compensation. Understandably, the NCAA said earlier this year
that it will not renew its contract with EA Sports when it expires next year.
Now the NCAA has filed a lawsuit with a Georgia state court
, according to USA Today, stating that both EA and Collegiate Licensing have breached contracts they had with the NCAA.
EA did not maintain liability insurance that was sufficient to cover "pending third-party claims," the NCAA claims, while the CLC did not adequately supervise EA in its obligations.
As a result, the NCAA is looking to block a recent settlement
that Electronic Arts came to with several uncompensated athletes, stating that EA should have to cover various related costs and legal fees.