NHL’s CTE Stubbornness Isn't A Good Look Or Legal Defense
Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 5:43 PM EST) -- Faced with a proposed class action alleging it hid the dangers of head injuries in professional hockey and encouraged violence in the game, the NHL has chosen to attack the idea of a link between repeated head trauma and the much-publicized brain disease CTE, bucking a majority of scientists and medical experts, in a move that has many legal experts baffled.
Things heated up in the multidistrict litigation last month when the NHL filed a motion to compel third-party discovery from the Boston University CTE Center to turn over materials underlying its research and posthumous diagnosis that several former professional athletes...
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