NCAA Concussion Injury MDL Created In Ill.

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 3:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday combined a class action in Tennessee federal court blaming the NCAA for student-athletes’ concussion injuries with a first-filed suit in Illinois, and signaled that claims against helmet manufacturers would remain divorced from the new MDL.

A six-judge panel determined that the Northern District of Illinois, where a suit brought by former Eastern Illinois University football player Adrian Arrington has been proceeding since September 2011, was more appropriate for the newly centralized case than the Southern District of...
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