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Professional Golf Caddies File Appeal in California PGA Tour Lawsuit

Caddies treated like ‘outside dogs,’ ask court to reopen case over publicity rights

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys representing 168 professional golf caddies in California federal court have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a ruling that dismissed the caddies’ claims against the PGA Tour Inc. for forcing them to act as human billboards without pay.

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Professional Golf Caddies Sue PGA Tour Over Unpaid Endorsements

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of more than 80 professional golf caddies who work for some of the highest-profile golfers in the world have filed a federal lawsuit against the PGA Tour based on an unpaid endorsement scheme valued at $50 million per year in corporate sponsorships.

Although the caddies have never consented to or been paid for the use of their likenesses, they say the PGA Tour forces them to serve as human billboards by requiring them to wear logo-covered “bibs” over their shirts during tournaments. All the proceeds from the bib sponsorships go directly to the PGA Tour and the caddies receive nothing.

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The Lanier Law Firm Announces Historic Settlement for NCAA Student-Athletes in Lawsuits Against EA Sports, Collegiate Licensing Company

HOUSTON – Thousands of current and former NCAA student-athletes have reached a landmark settlement with video game giant EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) over the unauthorized use of their names and likenesses – an agreement that is poised to change the business model for major college athletics.

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The Lanier Law Firm Joins Lawsuit Against EA Sports over ‘NCAA Football’ Video Games

Mass tort lawyer of the year joins team representing former student-athlete.

HOUSTON – Noted courtroom attorney Mark Lanier of the The Lanier Law Firm has joined the trial team representing former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart in a closely watched right-to-publicity lawsuit against video game publisher EA Sports.

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