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California Court Denies NFL Effort To Litigate Case In That State

The California state Appeals Court yesterday denied an NFL effort to litigate in the state a lawsuit brought by insurers against the league seeking to avoid paying for potential liability tied to the concussion cases brought by thousands of retired players. The league has wanted to try the insurance case in California, seeing the forum as more friendly and efficient. But the insurers wish to keep a lawsuit in New York state court proceeding, which will happen with the ruling yesterday.

“The record also shows that (the NFL has its) headquarters in New York, run their operations from there, brokered the majority of their insurance policies from there, have their important documents and key executives there and have personnel involved in this coverage litigation employed there,” the court decision said.
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