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Judge Hears Argument on Whether Exclusive Remedy Should Bar Suit Against NFL Teams

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 1038 | 0 | 0 min read

A federal trial court judge is debating whether a jury should hear the claims of a group of former professional football players regarding their alleged injuries from overuse of pain medication during their careers. The lawsuit was filed as a class action by Etopia Evans more than two years ago. Evans is the widow of Charles Evans, a former fullback for the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens. She initially sued all 32 National Football League franchises for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to keep players medicated and off the sidelines. Earlier this ...

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