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“Concussion Lawsuit Goes Front and Center,” Buffalo Law Journal

April 1, 2013
Joseph M. Hanna

“The plight of NFL players suffering from concussion-related injuries has long been the subject of media coverage, scientific debate and fan interest,” writes Joseph M. Hanna, Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. “Now, a massive class-action lawsuit that threatens the livelihood of the league itself has brought the topic to the forefront of national attention. Further, the lawsuit is not without local ties — of the 3,000-plus ex-player litigants, at least 80 are former Buffalo Bills.”

This article examines the facts behind the class-action lawsuit against the NFL and analyzes potential defenses the league may employ as it faces liability for its arguably deficient efforts to inform players of the risks associated with football-induced head trauma.

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