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Combined class action concussion lawsuit by former players filed against NHL in federal court

10/20/2014 07:59 EDT | Updated 12/20/2014 05:59 EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. It's a combination of several lawsuits previously filed.

Dan LaCouture, Michael Peluso, Gary Leeman, Bernie Nicholls, David Christian and Reed Larson are the former players serving as six class representatives. They are seeking a jury trial for unspecified financial damages and NHL-funded medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

They are alleging that the league had the knowledge and resources to better prevent head trauma, failed to properly warn players of the risks, and promoted violent play that led to their injuries.

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