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Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Concussions

Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries. The men have filed a potential class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia. That’s where a judge is weighing a similar case …

Illinois High School Association Says Concussion Suit to Create ‘Have-Nots’

The nation’s first high school sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit warned Friday the legal action could result in wealthier schools keeping their football programs and poorer ones eliminating them. Court-imposed policies, such as mandating physicians be …

Litigation Trifecta Keeps Insurers Busy

Suits related to violations of the TCPA Act, cyber breaches and concussions remain at the top as far as litigation trends go, according to industry experts. And while insurers are unlikely to be targeted as a direct defendant in a …

Close to 3 in 10 NFL Retirees Can Expect Cognitive Difficulties

Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players’ lawyers and made public Friday. Their actuary expects 14 …

Athlete Wants Judge to Reject NCAA Head Injury Class Action Deal

A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries. The request came in a …

NHL Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated in Minnesota

Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul. …

NCAA Offers $70M to Settle Sports Concussion Lawsuits

The National Collegiate Athletic Association would provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA athletes as a part of an agreement to settle claims in several head-injury-related lawsuits. The settlement, which also includes educational initiatives …

NFL Wins Preliminary Approval of Concussion Suit Settlement

The National Football League won preliminary approval of a settlement worth at least $675 million resolving ex-players’ claims that officials failed to warn them about links between concussions and brain injuries. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia today concluded …

Former NFL Players Say League Masked Injuries With Painkillers

Retired players including ex-Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon accused the National Football League of using painkillers to mask injuries in a “culture of drug misuse,” expanding litigation over the damage former athletes suffered during their playing days. While thousands of …

NHL Sees More Concussion Suits Filed by Former Players

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired …