WWE, Discovery Going Forward in Concussion Suit

United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant of the Connecticut federal circuit lifted the discovery stay in a concussion lawsuit against the WWE on Friday, January 15, 2016. While many similar lawsuits against the wrestling company were transferred and consolidated before Judge Bryant over the last few years, the stay was lifted here only in regards to the claims filed by former wrestlers Evan Singleton and Vito LoGrasso. Discovery will be limited, however, to allow the plaintiffs the opportunity to determine whether the WWE knew…
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Former Wrestler’s Widow Urges Court to Continue Wrongful Death Suit Against WWE

Nelson Frazier, Jr.’s widow filed a response brief to World Wrestling Entertainment’s motion to dismiss on Wednesday January 6, 2016, arguing that her complaint sufficiently claims the wrestling body concealed the potential risks of head injuries from their entertainers, which led to her husband’s death. The WWE made a motion to dismiss in December, claiming that Frazier’s widow — who originally filed suit against them in February 2015, asserting a wrongful death action, amongst other things —  failed to sufficiently explain a causal connection between…
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