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The NHL and Derek Boogaard’s Parents Argue Over Jurisdiction

On January 25, 2018, the NHL and the parents of deceased NHL hockey player, Derek Boogaard, argued over whether the Seventh Circuit had the jurisdictional authority to hear the case. The issue revolved around the relationship between the Boogaard’s wrongful death claim and the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA). As we have previously covered, the Boogaard’s suit began in 2013 after Boogaard died of a painkiller overdose in 2011. The Boogaard’s alleged that their son developed a painkiller addiction and permanent brain damage from…

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NHL Wants to Keep Wrongful Death Suit in the Federal Courts

On January 20, 2017, the NHL opposed sending the wrongful death suit of deceased hockey player Derek Boogaard back to state court. The lawsuit began in 2013, and was initially filed in Cook County, Illinois, but was removed by the NHL to the federal courts shortly after. Boogaard’s family alleges he developed a painkiller addiction and permanent brain damage from injuries sustained as an “enforcer” for the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild. Boogaard died of a painkiller overdose in 2011, and was prescribed…

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University of California Sued for Wrongful Death of Football Player Ted Agu

On Tuesday, August 5, the family of former University of California football player, Ted Agu, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university claiming negligence in the Agu’s sudden death earlier this year. After offseason training drills in February, Ted Agu was taken by University of California medical staff to Alta Bates Medical Center as he exhibited signs of extreme fatigue.  There, Agu was pronounced dead.  The coroner’s report released in April stated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as the cause of death.  His family and attorneys, however,…

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