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Ohio Ruling May Open Floodgates For Decades-Old CTE Suits

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 6:42 PM EST) -- Former football players suffering from long-term brain injuries discovered years after their playing days cleared a major hurdle to pursuing claims against professional leagues and universities last week when the Ohio Supreme Court allowed a CTE lawsuit from a deceased Notre Dame student to move forward.

Notre Dame and the NCAA had argued that the lawsuit, filed in 2014, came long after the two-year statute of limitations period, which they said should have begun with the player's last football game in 1978.

But the Ohio Supreme Court, the first state high court to tackle this issue, found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy,...

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