Judge Rejects N.H.L.’s Bid to Dismiss Concussion Suit
In a decision that may prompt a financial settlement, a federal judge in Minnesota on Wednesday denied an N.H.L. motion to dismiss a case brought by retired players who accused the league of concealing from them the risks of repeated head trauma and promoting violence on the ice.
Judge Susan Richard Nelson of United States District Court ruled that the N.H.L. had not convinced her that a statute of limitations applied to the players’ complaints, that the players’ claims of fraud should be dismissed or that there were issues of jurisdiction that applied.