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NFL Sues Insurers for Failing to Defend against Concussion Suits

commercial general liability policies that were issued as far back as 1968. The NFL is in the midst of defending itself against a class-action lawsuit filed by 73 former NFL players and dozens of other "tag-along" lawsuits which altogether name 3000 former players and more than 1000 wives. The players

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Seven Ex-Players File Class Action Against NFL , Citing Concussions

. Coben filed a complaint on behalf of seven retired football players and their wives in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday in the case of Easterling v. NFL. The plaintiffs include Jim McMahon Mike Furrey and Charles Ray Easterling among others. The

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Travelers Sues NFL over Duty to Defend against Drug-Use Suit

opioids during their playing days has left them with long-term health problems. Travelers had written excess liability coverage for the NFL between 1991 and 2002 and the league has demanded that it provide indemnity and a defense in Dent et al. v. National Football League No. C-14-2324 KAW pursuant

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75 Players Sue the NFL , Riddell in L.A. for Concussion Injuries

exclusive remedy. The retired players who include former New York Giants running backs Ottis Anderson and Rodney Hampton filed a suit against the NFL and the league's official football helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc. on Tuesday alleging that the league negligently failed to enact much-needed

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Players Respond to NFL's Motion to Dismiss Concussion Suits

The 3798 former players suing the National Football League over brain injuries they allegedly sustained in the course of their careers on Wednesday urged a federal judge in Philadelphia not to throw out their claims. The players insist that the NFL had a duty "as the central authority over

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NFL Agrees to Settle Concussion Claims for $765 Million

player presents medical evidence of severe cognitive impairment dementia Alzheimer's or Lou Gehrig's disease. Settling the case allows the NFL to avoid the discovery process. The league made no admission of wrongdoing. Any of the league's approximately 18000 former players would be eligible for

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NFL Casts Concussion Litigation as 'Labor Dispute' Subject to CBA

forth the parties' understanding and agreement on how among many other things player health and safety will be protected" attorneys for the NFL asserted in the 40-page pleading filed on Thursday. The NFL is represented by Brad S. Karp Theodore V. Wells Beth A. Wilkinson Lynn B. Bayard Judy L

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Players Union Tying Comp to NFL Playoff Game Expansion

made it clear that we do not consider any issue let alone issues that affect player health and safety in a vacuum" NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told USA Today. "We have seen the NFL Owners and the League support rollbacks in injury care benefits and loss wage benefits

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Former Seahawks Player Shares Comp Case Details Amid Fight Over NFL Painkiller Abuse

YouTube image Wunsch's NFL medical records show that he received injections of Toradol a powerful nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID before 28 of his 34 games with the Seahawks. The records also indicate he was given the prescription painkillers Bextra Vioxx Hyalgan Indocin and Vicodin

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NFL Fights to Keep Brain Injury Suit in Federal Court

Attorneys on both sides of a costly class-action lawsuit pitting 75 former football players against the National Football League are engaged in a pretrial scrimmage with each side trying to gain procedural advantages over the other. The case of Maxwell v. NFL will head to a hearing at a federal

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