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NCAA, Conference Can’t Avoid Deceased Player’s Concussion Suit

March 26, 2020, 12:57 PM

The NCAA and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association lost a bid to dismiss as untimely proposed class action concussion claims brought by the estate of a deceased college football player, who committed suicide at age 26.

Negligence and unjust enrichment claims may go forward because the estate of Zack Langston alleges that the defendants concealed the dangers of concussions, which if proven would bar the defendants from relying on the statute of limitations, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said.

And breach of contract claims may proceed because the NCAA agreed to toll the statute of...

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