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Evans Painkiller Lawsuit is Dismissed-Questions Remain

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Dismissal of Painkiller Lawsuit Against NFL Leaves Unanswered Questions

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Everything about the dismissal of the Evans painkiller lawsuit raises questions. The only answer it provides is that this particular lawsuit has reached its end. Why that happened may never be satisfactorily answered but it’s time to take a look.
The short, non-published opinion issued on February 6 barely spanned six pages.

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Ninth Circuit Questions Former Players RICO Claims Against NFL Clubs in Drug Case Appeal

On December 19, the second of two appellate oral arguments regarding the NFL’s misuse of prescription drugs, concealment of the harms, and impact on the players who took the drugs at the urging of their teams, took place at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Ninth Circuit Opinion on Preemption Revives Drug Lawsuit Against the NFL

Richard Dent Wins Appeal

In a long-awaited decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on September 6, delivered an opinion keeping a potential class action lawsuit against the NFL filed by Hall of Famer Richard Dent alive for further arguments.

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