Susan Richard Nelson
Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul.
A district court judge sentenced the former CFO of Bixby Energy Systems Monday to 97 months in prison for fraud and tax evasion.
A lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association by retirees has been dismissed.
A Minneapolis federal judge could rule today on a request from NFL owners to put on hold on her decision to lift the lockout. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency.
As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she’d take “a couple of weeks” to rule on the players’ request to return to work.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Susan Richard Nelson as the next U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota.