Family of Derek Boogaard Asks Federal Judge to Remove Tort Claims to State Court

The parents of former NHL player Derek “Boogeyman” Boogaard are asking a Federal District Court judge to remove their wrongful death claims — against the NHL — to state court. Their request comes on the heels of a ruling striking all claims involving federal law, and, Boogaard’s parents opine, the only allegations left to decide involve state tort law claims. Filed in 2013, the suit focused on the NHL’s failure to protect Boogaard and permitted him to return to action without completing recovery for his…
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After Finding of CTE, Father of Deceased Hockey Player Sues NHL

After threatening to sue the NHL for months, the father of deceased ex-NHL player Steve Montador finally filed suit in a federal court on December 8, 2015. Montador, who suffered a career-ending concussion in 2012, was found dead in February 2015 at the age of 35. In May 2015, after studying Montador’s brain, doctors released their finding that the player had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a brain degenerative disease believed to be caused by multiple concussions sustained over the course of time. That same…
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Deceased NHL Player Suffered From CTE; Family to Sue NHL

On Tuesday, May 12, the Canadian Sports Concussion Project released a report confirming that deceased NHL player, Steve Montador, suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), prompting his family to continue with a lawsuit directed at the National Hockey League. Steve Montador died in February at the age of 35 and had agreed to submit his brain for testing before his early death. Like many other professional athletes who’ve died young and been diagnosed post-mortem with CTE, Montador suffered from depression, erratic behavior, and memory loss…
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