NHL Wields Formidable Defenses In Concussion Action

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- The former NHL players suing the league over its handling of concussions face the same daunting obstacles as their NFL counterparts, attorneys say: a string of collective bargaining agreements that could boot their claims out of court, and potential difficulty linking their symptoms to hits they took during their professional careers.

Ten NHL retirees filed a proposed class action in Washington federal court on Monday accusing the league of failing to warn players about the long-term health risks of head injuries. The suit is the first...
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