Arena Football Says Player's Concussion Suit Is Precluded

Law360, New York (January 31, 2017, 1:51 PM EST) -- Arena Football One LLC on Monday continued its quest to escape a former player’s lawsuit over concussion-related injuries, telling a Louisiana federal judge that his claims are precluded by his entitlement to collect workers' compensation as a former league employee.

In a motion for quick judgment, Arena Football argued that former player Lorenzo Breland’s sole avenue of recovery for damage allegedly stemming from a pair of concussions he sustained during his four-year stint with the league was through the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act, unless those injuries were...
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