NHL Docs Unsealed In Concussion Litigation

By Emily Field (March 30, 2017, 6:06 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge recently allowed certain internal emails, meeting minutes and other documents to be made public in litigation brought by former National Hockey League players alleging claims over head injuries in hockey, finding the public need for the information outweighs the league's interest in keeping them confidential.

At issue in the order — signed on March 16 by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson and made public on March 27 — are 28 documents that were attached to a motion for class certification filed in December. Those documents were designated as confidential at the time of the motion's filing,...

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