NHL Skates By Ex-Players' Suit Over Fighting Concussions

Law360 (March 29, 2021, 2:16 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League on Monday got a win in a suit filed by two former Chicago Blackhawks players who allege that the league hid the risks of concussions and promoted dangerous fighting, with an Illinois federal judge finding that the bulk of their claims are preempted by federal law, while the others belong in state court.

U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey dismissed without prejudice claims by Daniel Carcillo and Nicholas Boynton, saying their allegations against the NHL that depend on the league's duty to warn them arise from their collective bargaining agreements, and under the Labor Management Relations Act,...

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