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Sports Injuries or Death

University at Buffalo Campus

Plaintiff Adam Lott played football at University at Buffalo (UB) from 2006 to 2011. He now suffers from emotional instability and losses of impulse control, inhibition, concentration, and memory. The complaint for this class action alleges that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) knew about the dangers of football for decades yet took no steps to guard the safety of college players. The complaint charges the NCAA with negligence, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment.

Football Player Taking Impact to Head

“[T]he majority of football-related hits to the head exceed 20Gs, with some approaching 100Gs.” So says the complaint for this class action, suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for not disclosing information about the traumatic effects of head injuries, even though, the complaint says, the organization knew about them for decades. 

Football Player Tumbling on Head

Is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) responsible for not adequately warning college football players about brain injuries? Can a class action successfully address this? This class action brings suit against the NCAA as well as the University of La Verne (ULV) by a former college athlete who played for ULV from 1992-1994.