Dozens Of Ex-NFLers Launch New Head Injury Class Action

Law360, New York (October 5, 2016, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The NFL and football helmet maker Riddell Inc. were hit in a new lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court Tuesday over the harmful effects of repeated head injuries and concussions in football, alleging they conspired to mislead players and the public about the known risks.

The proposed class action, filed by over 50 former players and families of deceased players, allege the National Football Legue not only failed to uphold its duty to protect players, but actually made "material misrepresentations" that several brain conditions such as early-onset dementia, headaches, confusion, memory loss and diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, were...

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