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NHL Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in Minnesota

The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard …

Hylant Names Berenzweig President of Toledo Office

Hylant has named former National Hockey League player Andrew Berenzweig president of its Toledo, Ohio office. Berenzweig will be responsible for driving the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Toledo office. Berenzweig assumes the role from …

Professional Sports Teams Looking for Terrorism Insurance Win in Congress

Renewal of a U.S. terrorism insurance plan is gaining momentum in Congress, thanks to some big-league backing from a coalition that includes professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey leagues. The sports associations, along with insurers, developers, banks and the U.S. …

TIG Insurance Sues NHL to Limit Its Defense in Players’ Concussion Lawsuits

The National Hockey League was sued by an insurer seeking to limit its duty to defend the league in lawsuits alleging it concealed the long-term effects of concussions and failed to warn players of the risks. TIG Insurance Co., a …

Students’ Concussion Suits Against NCAA, Unlike NFL Suits, Defy Grouping

Ex-football players’ head-trauma lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, unlike National Football League cases consolidated by federal judges and later settled for $765 million, defy easy grouping. Former student athletes have filed 10 class-action suits — two of them …

10 Former Players Sue National Hockey League Over Concussions

The National Hockey League was sued by former players accusing it of concealing the risk of severe brain injuries three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle similar claims. The NHL ignored the dangers …

Tennessee Team Sued Over ‘Human Hockey Puck’ Stunt

A Nashville radio personality is suing the NHL Predators over an injury from the “human hockey puck” stunt. The suit by Adam “Intern Adam” Davis of WRVW-FM was filed in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks $25,000 for medical bills. …

NHL Says Brain Ailment Evidence Is Lacking

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says there is not enough data yet to draw conclusions about the link between concussions and a degenerative brain ailment that has been found in four dead ice hockey players. The league wrapped up …

Atlanta Hawks Owner Settles Malpractice Claim Against Law Firm

The group that owns the Atlanta Hawks and recently sold the Atlanta Thrashers has settled a $195 million legal malpractice lawsuit against the law firm King & Spalding. The Atlanta Spirit, which sold the Thrashers to a Canadian group in …