NFL Concussion Suits Don't Hinge On Labor Pacts, Players Say

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Former NFL players suing the league over its handling of concussions argued Wednesday that its bid to dismiss the multidistrict litigation fails because their allegations are not based on the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, as the league argues.

Thousands of former NFL players claim the league deliberately and fraudulently ignored the risk of neurological damage caused by repeated blows to the players' heads. Many of the veterans now suffer from dementia, depression and other brain conditions, the players say.

The NFL argued in a dismissal...
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