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NFL’s Litigation Skates Onto the Ice

By Melanie A Orphanos


This article addresses the insurance implications of the pending concussion litigation between the National Hockey League and its current and former players. The author draws comparisons to similar litigation brought against the National Football League and the NFL\u27s interactions with its insurers to forecast the obstacles the parties in the NHL litigation will face in establishing coverage by the many insurance carriers who have insured the NHL over time. The author identifies obstacles including determining the moment when coverage is “triggered” and whether certain actions by the NHL will preclude coverage and relieve the insurers of their duty to defend because of the policies’ “expected or intended” clauses

Topics: Insurance Law
Publisher: OpenCommons@UConn
Year: 2014
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