Cases & Deals

Notre Dame defends personal injury lawsuit brought by former student-athlete in Ohio relating to football concussion injuries

Clients University of Notre Dame

Jones Day is defending the University of Notre Dame in a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio state court brought by the estate and widow of a former football student-athlete. The plaintiffs claim that Notre Dame and the NCAA failed to warn the decedent about the risk of long-term brain injuries allegedly caused by playing football and seek damages for the effects of concussive and sub-concussive hits that he sustained during his football career. Jones Day briefed and argued a significant legal issue before the Ohio Supreme Court involving the application of the statute of limitations to plaintiffs' claims.

Estate of Steven T. Schmitz v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al., Nos. CV-14-834486, 17-875751 (Ct. C.P. Cuyahoga Cty., Oh.)