Ex-NFL Players Drop Group CTE Workers Compensation Suit

Law360, New York (December 22, 2016, 6:16 PM EST) -- A group of 38 former NFL players who sought to force the league to provide workers’ compensation benefits for former players living with symptoms consistent with the degenerative brain disorder CTE have dropped their suit, according to an order in Florida federal court Wednesday, just weeks after the case was halted for a potential transfer to a Pennsylvania federal court handling the NFL concussion litigation.

The formers players had sought an injunction that would have required the NFL to amend its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association to officially provide workers' compensation benefits for chronic traumatic encephalopathy “as a...

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