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NFL Sues Insurers Over Refusal to Defend of Head Injury Lawsuits

The National Football League accused more than 30 insurance companies in a lawsuit of refusing to pay for the defense of lawsuits against the league over head injuries suffered by former players.

The NFL is a defendant in at least 143 lawsuits by former players and their spouses, according to a complaint the league filed yesterday in California state court in Los Angeles. The insurers, including Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and TIG Insurance Co., have refused to defend the NFL in the injury lawsuits, according to the complaint.