NHL Wants Concussion Discovery Iced Until Dismissal Ruling

By Jeff Zalesin (January 13, 2016, 4:10 PM EST) -- The National Hockey League on Tuesday said that discovery should be put on hold in the Minnesota multidistrict litigation over hockey players' concussions until the league gets a ruling on its bid to throw out the cases, arguing that the expensive discovery process could easily go to waste.

The NHL said that it has already spent "millions of dollars" complying with discovery requests in the MDL, and the costs are continuing to rise. Meanwhile, the NHL's motion to dismiss the players' claims as preempted by federal labor law has been pending for more than a year, and recent court rulings —...

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