The Fantasy Football Saga Continues-Yahoo! Sues NFL Players Association Over Player Stats? Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Fantasy Sports Goes Back
On June 3, 2009 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune writer Jenna Ross reported “Yahoo! Sues for fantasy football information.” According to Ross’s report, “In 2007, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that CBC Distribution and Marketing and advertising Inc. could use Significant League Baseball players’ names and statistics for its fantasy baseball merchandise — without having paying a fee. The U.S. Supreme Court elected not to review the case.” So the question is whether or not Yahoo!’s fantasy football lawsuit will play out like CBS’s fantasy baseball case. One factor Yahoo! has in its favor, states Ross, is that the suit has been filed in Minnesota where U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled against the NFL Players Association and for CBS.
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