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Two NHL Defensemen sue company over use of their likeness

Published April 21, 2024 at 10:52
BY TJ TUCKER
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John Carlson of the Washington Capitals and Charlie McAvoy of the Boston Bruins have launched a lawsuit against a marketing firm alleging misuse of their likeness.

Sports law reporter Jason Morrin has outlined a lawsuit filed in New York by John Carlson of the Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy, both high profile NHL defensemen. It is against a company called IF Management

"NEW: Star NHL Defensemen Charlie McAvoy and John Carlson sue IF Management and its owner for alleged false and unauthorized use of their NIL (name, image, likeness).

Both players are represented by Alexander Aigen for marketing. Aigen entered into an employment agreement with IF in October, 2022, but was terminated without cause in October, 2023.


Carlson and McAvoy allege IF continued to use their likenesses thereafter without permission."



Morrin states both Carlson and McAvoy expressed their intent to leave IF Management as clients in via email in Nov. 2023. In Jan. 2024, a letter was sent to lawyers for IF Management demanding it stop using their likeness.

"Counsel for plaintiffs sent a letter to counsel for IF Management on January 22, 2024, demanding removal of Plaintiffs' Images from all of IF Management's websites."



The pair of blueliners made a total of six complaints in the court filing in New York. No specific monetary amount is mentioned.

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