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Ex-AFL Player's Concussion Claims Against League Tossed

Law360, New York (May 11, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge Wednesday dismissed a former Arena Football League player's concussion claims against his former employer, saying football's brain injury risks are not high enough to bypass the state workers' compensation law.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon found that Lorenzo Breland would have to prove playing football was "substantially certain" to cause a concussion in order to bypass the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act and bring a claim in federal court, and while the risk exists, it does not rise to that level....
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Case Information

Case Title

Breland v. Arena Football One, LLC et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other


Eldon E. Fallon

Date Filed

June 22, 2015

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