Remember that case brought against Electronic Arts (EA) by Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller over use of player likenesses in its games?

Two years later, a judge denied a request to dismiss the case in California. If EA is ultimately found to have used the players’ likenesses illegally, damages would be awarded to the tune of $334 million which gets tripled if the illegal use is deemed to be “knowing, willful or intentional.”

EA Could Lose $1 B

The best part of the story is EA’s response.

“We could lose billions more if a giant meteor hits the earth,” said EA spokesman Jeff Brown. “We’re not planning for either outcome.”