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B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses former CFL player’s concussion lawsuit

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 3:24 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Canadian Football League (CFL) player against the league after he alleged it failed to provide safe working conditions when he sustained a head injury while playing football in 2012.

Stephen Shamie, Hicks Morley LLPIn Bruce v. Cohon 2017 BCCA 186, Justice Mary Newbury, with agreement from Justices Sunni Stromberg-Stein and Gregory Fitch, unanimously ruled that arbitration with the CFL, not the courtroom, is where the plaintiff’s dispute should be settled.

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