Friday, April 12, 2013

New York Times on whether the court should dismiss the claims against the NFL

As you probably know, more than 4,000 retired players are suing the National Football League for failing to protect players from chronic risks of head injuries routinely inflicted in professional football games — and then willfully concealing those risks from players.  This week, attorneys for both sides appeared before Judge Anita Brody of Federal District Court in Philadelphia, who is considering whether the cases can proceed. The N.F.L. argued that the cases amounted to a labor dispute that the judge should dismiss. I a short editorial (available here), the New York Times makes the argument that the judge should allow the cases to proceed. For my previous posts on this case go here and here.

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