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Old 03-24-2014, 08:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by teegre View Post
Yep.

If an insurance company has to pay a billion dollar lawsuit to former college players, you know that they will stop covering those players. .
That train is already heading down the tracks

NCAA concussion lawsuits consolidated

A panel of judges has consolidated nearly a dozen concussion-related lawsuits to a federal court in the Northern District of Illinois where the first of the lawsuits has been pending for two years.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) heard arguments in Las Vegas on Dec. 5 as to whether a 2011 lawsuit filed by former Eastern Illinois football player Adrian Arrington should be consolidated with another filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee in September.

Also considered were eight additional cases filed since then. As was the case with NFL suits alleging the league failed to educate players on the long-term effects of concussions, the MDL panel concluded the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuits were similar enough to warrant consolidating the cases.

"Most of the actions now pending, however, involve nearly completely overlapping putative classes and claims," the judges wrote in their decision. "Regardless of the scope of the putative classes alleged, all actions share common factual questions concerning the NCAA's knowledge of the risks of concussions in football players and its policies governing the protection of players from such injuries."...

Before the cases were heard before the MDL panel last month, several legal experts told USA TODAY Sports that the NCAA concussion cases could be expected to follow a similar path as those filed against the NFL.


Before the cases were heard before the MDL panel last month, several legal experts told USA TODAY Sports that the NCAA concussion cases could be expected to follow a similar path as those filed against the NFL.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ngton/4293867/

The NCAA at least makes money - high schools do not

Football concussion lawsuits have reached the high school game on a national scale.

A Mississippi father of a high school football player filed a class-action lawsuit this week against the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. The suit seeks to represent a class of all current high school football players in the United States as of December 2013.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...awsuits_r.html
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