In July 2012 Electronic Arts settled a lawsuit against its exclusive license to solely produce NFL games. The lawsuit claimed that the deal between EA and the NFL was a illegal monopoly and price-fixing took place. In the end, instead of trying to fight the accusations in court, EA agreed to a $27 million settlement that would be doled out to gamers who bought Madden, NCAA Football, and Arena Football.
If you bought any Madden, NCAA Football, or Arena Football games for the Playstation 2, Xbox, PC, or GameCube between January 1, 2005 – June 21, 2012, then you are entitled to $20.37 per game (up to eight).
If you bought any Madden, NCAA Football, or Arena Football games for the PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii between January 1, 2005 – June 21, 2012, then you are entitled to $5.85 per game (up to eight).
Originally gamers were only set to get $1.95 for the current generation Madden games and up to $6.79 for the last gen games. This changed because the files claimed for the suit were less than expected. Because of the lack of claims, the presiding judge ended up modifying the distribution plan in order to give the members of the class action settlement as much money as possible.
If you want to get in on this, check out your inbox or just go to the official ligation site for more details.