Yahoo, NFL players union settle lawsuit

July 7, 2009 9:20:48 AM PDT
Yahoo Inc. and the NFL Players Association have reached a settlement over use of players' statistics, photos and other data in Yahoo's popular online fantasy football game. Details were not immediately available Tuesday.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Yahoo sued the NFLPA last month, claiming Yahoo shouldn't have to pay royalties to use the data because the information is already publicly available.

Yahoo dropped the lawsuit Monday. Attorneys for Yahoo referred questions to Yahoo Sports spokeswoman Nicol Addison, who said Yahoo does not discuss litigation.

Andrew Feffer, the union's chief operating officer and executive vice president, declined to comment beyond saying a settlement had been reached.

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