NHL Says Labor Law Trumps Concussion Suit

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 12:42 PM EST) -- The National Hockey League is asking an Illinois federal court to dismiss allegations that it failed to warn a player about the effects of head injuries and thus contributed to his death, saying the claims are preempted by federal labor law.

In a memorandum filed Monday, the NHL told the court that a section of the Labor Management Relations Act precludes the suit filed by Paul Montador, the father of Steve Montador, who died in 2015 and was later found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain injury linked to concussions.

According to the league, the LMRA...

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