NFL Concussion Litigation News Update

NFL Concussion Litigation News Update
June 13, 2012 msverdict
by msverdict
June 13, 201210:04 am

Quick updates: John Giddens was featured on America’s Radio News a few days ago discussing these claims. Click here to listen to the interview.

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Claim Updates

A Master Complaint has been filed in the United States Federal District Court in Philadelphia, PA. Short Form Complaints are due next week for former players that have counsel.

The general allegations applicable to all counts against the NFL Defendants are packaged under 9 different discussion points. They are:

1) The NFL’s Influence
2) The NFL Has Mythologized Violence Through the Media
3) The NFL Markets and Glorifies Football’s Violence Through NFL Films
4) Head Injuries, Concussions, and Neurological Damage
5) The NFL Was and Is in a Superior Position of Knowledge and Authority and Owed a Duty to Players
6) The NFL Knew the Dangers and Risks Associated With Repetitive Head Impacts and Concussions
7) The NFL Voluntarily Undertook the Responsibility of Studying Head Impacts in Football, Yet Fraudulently Concealed Their Long-Term Effects
8 The Congressional Inquiry and The NFL’s Acknowledgement of the Concussion Crisis
9) The NFL’s New Committee

There are 13 counts under law against the NFL. They are:

COUNT I: ACTION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF – LIABILITY
COUNT II: MEDICAL MONITORING
COUNT III: WRONGFUL DEATH AND SURVIVAL ACTIONS
COUNT IV: FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT
COUNT V: FRAUD
COUNT VI: NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION
COUNT VII: NEGLIGENCE: PRE-1968 CONDUCT OF THE NFL
COUNT VIII: NEGLIGENCE: POST-1968 CONDUCT OF THE NFL
COUNT IX: NEGLIGENCE: CONDUCT OF THE NFL (BETWEEN 1987 AND 1993)
COUNT X: NEGLIGENCE: POST-1994 ONDUCT OF THE NFL
COUNT XI: LOSS OF CONSORTIUM
COUNT XII: NEGLIGENT HIRING
COUNT XIII: NEGLIGENT RETENTION

There are 4 Counts under law against Riddell reagarding the “Duty to Protect Against the Long-Term Risk of Concussions.” They are:

COUNT XIV: STRICT LIABILITY FOR DESIGN DEFECT
COUNT XV: STRICT LIABILITY FOR MANUFACTURING DEFECT
COUNT XVI: FAILURE TO WARN
COUNT XVII: NEGLIGENCE

There is one count against all Defendants. It is:

COUNT XVIII: CIVIL CONSPIRACY/FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT

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