Ex-AFL Player Says Harm Was ‘Intentional’ In Concussion Suit

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 5:52 PM EST) -- A former Arena Football League player told a Louisiana federal court on Tuesday that there is “direct evidence” that the league intentionally did not pay for medical treatment for his concussion-related injuries suffered while he played in the league, pushing his injury claims outside the realm of workers’ compensation.

Arena Football One LLC, the company behind the AFL, has asked for summary judgment, arguing former player Lorenzo Breland’s only avenue of recovery on claims stemming from a pair of concussions sustained during his four-year stint with the league is through the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act, which only excludes intentional tort claims....

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