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California Limits Workers' Compensation Claims by Professional Athletes, Including Former NFL Players with Concussion-Related Injuries

11 October 2013

Following news of the NFL concussion litigation settlement, the NFL — and other professional leagues/teams as well as their insurers — just obtained a significant legislative victory in California with the passage of Assembly Bill No. 1309 (AB 1309), amending California Labor Code section 3600.5. Specifically, on October 8, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1309, which will considerably limit workers' compensation claims in California by professional athletes.

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