Judge denies class-action status for NHL concussion lawsuit

Judge denies class-action status for NHL concussion lawsuit

Citing difficulties in administering state-by-state medical monitoring that players are seeking, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled against the players in a 46-page order issued Friday. Her decision prevents the players from separating their claims into two classes — one of living former NHL players and one made up of retired players, both living and dead, diagnosed with a brain trauma. Nelson’s decision also prevents thousands more former players from joining the lawsuit.