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Federal Judge Allows Class Representative To Be Added To NHL MDL

(October 14, 2016, 1:46 PM EDT) -- MINNEAPOLIS — The federal judge overseeing the National Hockey League (NHL) concussion multidistrict litigation on Oct. 14 allowed the estate of a deceased hockey player who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) to be added as a class representative in MDL, finding that the league will not be prejudiced (In re:  National Hockey League Players Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL No. 14-2551, D. Minn.).

(Order available.  Document #77-161026-001R.)

U.S. Judge Susan Nelson of the District of Minnesota said the plaintiffs, former professional hockey players, met the...
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