Boston U. CTE Center Says Research Requests Violate Privacy

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 2:08 PM EST) -- The Boston University CTE Center pushed back Monday against the National Hockey League’s effort to force the production of documents related to its research of the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the league’s concussion litigation, saying the materials would violate the privacy rights of research subjects.

Opposing a motion to compel from the NHL, the center said the subpoena request made in October was premised on the need for additional information concerning Lazarus “Larry” Zeidel, whom former players successfully added as a named plaintiff after finding out he had been diagnosed with CTE in a post-mortem analysis of his...

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