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  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ordered to testify in concussion lawsuit: Report

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy1 hr ago

    National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered to testify in a concussion lawsuit by 60 former NHL players according to TSN’s Rick Westhead. 

    Per the report:

    In an eight-page ruling, Judge Susan Nelson wrote, "The court finds that Commissioner Bettman possesses unique or special knowledge relevant to this lawsuit."

    "Commissioner Bettman may be deposed in July 2015, but no earlier," she wrote. "This should cause no hardship to plaintiffs, who will have an opportunity to first depose other witnesses. In addition, both parties will have the benefit of the production of relevant discovery from commissioner Bettman prior to his deposition."

    Bettman was asked to testify by the players in February. Per the report the league balked saying that the information the players wanted could be acquired through asking others.

    But there’s more according to Westhead. Below is part of a release the lawyers from the players.

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