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Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door for a Lawsuit Blitz

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The Ohio Supreme Court became the first state high court to tackle the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”) in court, holding that CTE could be treated as a latent condition that develops long after an initial injury.  Steven Schmitz, a former football player at Notre Dame from 1974 to 1978, initially sued Notre Dame […]

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“Be thankful O.J. is too old to play”—Shayana Jenkins Hernandez Sues the NFL

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  In her latest move in her battle with the NFL, Shayana Jenkins Hernandez (“Jenkins”), the former fiancée of late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, refiled a lawsuit in state court against the NFL and Riddell, the NFL’s official helmet provider from 1989-2013. The claim alleges that the NFL was negligent in failing […]

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CTE Kneeldown: Family of Junior Seau Settles with NFL

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The family of legendary linebacker Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit with the NFL for an undisclosed sum of money.  Seau, who was 43 when he committed suicide in 2012, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalophy (CTE), the neurodegenerative disease that has been found in over one hundred deceased NFL players. The Seau family […]

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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation

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  Federal Judges in the Third Circuit conducted a hearing on Thursday with regard to the lower court’s approval of settlements with regard to NFL concussion litigation. Per the April settlement, families of players whose brains were found to have C.T.E. qualified for up to $4 million dollars. Upon appeal, the players’ lawyer is arguing […]

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Bad Day for Hockey: Separate Lawsuits Filed Against NHL and CHL

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  According to Sports Illustrated, both the National Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League were slapped with separate class action lawsuits on Monday. The lawsuit against the NHL was initiated in federal court in Minnesota and is to be heard by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson of Brady v. NFL fame. The […]

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Few Players to Opt Out of NFL Concussion Settlement

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According to ESPN, very few players are likely to opt-out of the NFL Concussion Litigation Settlement proposed in June. Players are given three options with respect to the settlement: they can accept, opt-out, or object. Attorneys have predicted that any number from two dozen to several hundred of the eligible 18,000 players will choose to opt-out.  Some players have […]

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