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Repository on Sports Concussion Complaints Updated

The following documents are now available to Concussion Litigation Reporter subscribers:

Amicus Curiae of Brain Injury Association, Belcher complaint, Bernard Hicks complaint, Blake Alan Ripple complaint, Bryan Namoff complaint, Chrystal Dixon complaint, Debra Pyka complaint, Jonathan Stoddard complaint, Joseph Horn Complaint, Kristen Sheely complaint, Forrest Blue complaint, NHL complaint.

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Federal Judge Denies NHL’s Motion to Dismiss Concussion Suit

(Editor’s Note: Below is excerpt from the April Issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter. For more, please subscribe to the newsletter.)

A federal judge from the Northern District of Minnesota denied the National Hockey League’s motion to dismiss a concussion injury lawsuit brought against the league by six former league players.

The plaintiffs, who seek to represent a class of living and deceased former NHL players who suffered concussions or repeated sub-concussive injuries while playing in the NHL, are Dan LaCouture, Michael Peluso, Gary Leeman, Bernie Nicholls, David Christian, and Reed Larson.

In filing their claim last year, the plaintiffs alleged that the NHL was responsible for “the pathological and debilitating effects of brain injuries caused by concussive and sub-concussive impacts sustained . . . during their professional careers.”

Critical to the plaintiffs’ claim was …

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Former High School Football Player Sues over Return to Play Decision

(Editor’s Note: What follows is a brief excerpt from an article that appeared in the January Concussion Litigation Reporter. To read the full story and get the complaint, please subscribe.)

A former high school football player, who allegedly suffered at least two concussions while playing high school football, has sued the school district and two of the school’s coaches in state court, claiming they pressured him to continue practicing and playing despite still suffering the effects of a concussion.

The plaintiff is seeking punitive damages, interest accrued on expenses since the alleged injuries, attorney fees and court costs from the defendants.

He claimed that he suffered the first concussion in practice in 2012. Afterward, the team’s athletic trainer examined him and allegedly found that he displayed signs of concussion and a neck injury. However, the coaches told him to resume practice a few days later, according to the complaint. Less than a month after the original injury, he suffered another head injury in a football game, while participating on a kickoff return team.

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