Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/30/13 at 07:51 AM ET
from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail,
A lawyer specializing in class-action lawsuits believes the already-long odds of former NHL players attempting legal action against the league over the matter of concussions have become a little longer with the announcement of an imminent settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 former players.
“One of the advantages for the NFL is this avoids them having to release all the documents that would show what they knew and when they knew it,” said Caroline Zayid, a Toronto-based lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault. “That would probably be something that they wouldn’t want to do.
“If all the documents had been produced, it might have made it easier to follow the trail and figure out when certain information became widely known and when medical evidence came to light. It might have provided a bit of a road map. The NHL is a different league, but you probably would have looked for parallels and it might have helped a little bit.”
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