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Developments in the legal battle -- Over traumatic head injuries in the NFL the -- in court today they will face up against thousands of retired players who have banded together.
Because they say that the league -- information that they -- About the dangers of these head injuries Julie Banderas is live in our studious and -- what does this mean potentially for the and a -- -- it's a big lawsuit thousands of former football players involved they are suing for what could cost the NFL billions of dollars.
The NFL wants a lawsuit thrown out of court but the players want the lead to pay up after accusing it of committing fraud by hiding information about the dangers of head trauma caused by repeated hits to the head.
During a hearing which begins at some point today.
We will be hearing and the judge will be hearing opened oral arguments on the NFL's notion to dismiss.
The more than 200 cases which have been rolled into one case before US district judge in Philadelphia a decision we are told.
Which could take months in all some 4200 former players are suing some say they suffer from dementia.
Depression and even alzheimer's disease while the rest just want their health monitored Martha.
So what about the NFL let's say argument installation while at this point the NFL says that the case belongs in arbitration it does not belong in court since -- claims are covered by the collective bargaining agreements.
But -- lawyers begin to -- -- out today in court one sports attorney that we spoke with.
Actually says -- this unprecedented move by former players could be a danger to not just football but to all organized sports and finally shed some light on the risks.
Players take when they sign those multimillion dollar contracts listen.
There's no doubt if if the case is decided -- us lawyers say on its merits.
And the players win.
If that can be a precedent.
For the future.
In terms of the obligations.
Of the leak to the players.
It's obviously -- precedent for other professional sports.
Which had hits like hockey and basketball.
Now the judge's ruling could result in several outcomes from dismissing the case completely to granting the plaintiffs wishes to proceed with discovery and ultimately a trial but.
Regardless of how the judge rules her decision will most likely be appealed meaning that this case could actually drag on.
For years Martha hugely controversial asking how fast -- CO -- -- Juli thank you very much.
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