Contact Us
Make My Homepage

NFL Concussion Suit Arguments Slated For April

A federal court in Philadelphia will hear arguments this spring on motions to dismiss lawsuits filed by thousands of former National Football League players about concussions.

Nick Laham, Getty Images

Oral arguments are scheduled April 9 in U.S. District Court on the motions.

More than 3,500 former players have sued the NFL, alleging that not enough was done to inform them about the dangers of concussions and not enough is being done today to take care of them.

The league calls the cases a labor issue that should be governed by collective bargaining agreements, not the legal system.

The players say those agreements didn’t address long-term brain injuries and the league has a common-law duty to protect players. They also allege that the NFL committed fraud by concealing risks of repeated head trauma.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.