The estate of legendary sports announcer John Facenda, known in football circles as the “Voice of God,” scored a major victory in its court battle with NFL Films last week when a federal magistrate judge ruled that use of Facenda’s distinctive voice in a promotional film for a video game had violated state and federal laws.
In his 39-page opinion in Facenda v. NFL Films Inc., U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacob P. Hart rejected the NFL Films’ argument that Facenda’s suit failed due to a release he signed in 1984.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]