Tuesday, March 15, 2016
ARLAND BRUCE'S LAWSUIT THROWN OUT
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson says in a written ruling that the issues raised in Arland Bruce's lawsuit are part of a collective bargaining agreement between the league and the CFL Players' Association.
Hinkson dismissed the case, saying those issues must be resolved through the grievance and arbitration process, not the courts.
The defendants included the league, former commissioner Mark Cohon, neuroscientist Dr. Charles Tator and every team in the league.
Arland played for the B.C. Lions, Montreal Alouettes and other teams in his 14 year career and claims the defendants downplayed the effects of repetitive head trauma and misrepresented player safety issues about concussions.
The former wide receiver alleges he was knocked unconscious and suffered a concussion while playing for the Lions in September 2012, and was allowed to play for the Alouettes in the 2013 season, despite displaying "ongoing effects of concussion.''
(The Canadian Press)