NHL loses second bid to dismiss concussion lawsuit

May 18, 2016

The National Hockey League’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries has been rejected by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, allowing the former players to continue efforts to examine NHL internal documents and emails and question league and team executives.

The former players are seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders. Attorneys for the NHL have tried to scuttle the case based on two legal arguments: preemption and statute of limitations.

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