An Illinois judge has dismissed the nation’s first class action against a state high school association over its handling of concussions, ruling that it had made strides in that regard since the filing of the lawsuit.
In the ruling, the court determined the Illinois High School Association “has acted to protect student-athletes.” The judge cited an initiative launched in May that aims to enhance the safety of high school sports. At the same time, the Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety also debuted.
The plaintiff wanted the IHSA to establish a medical-monitoring program for members of the class, as the association allegedly did not have a concussion policy in the early 2000s during his playing days.
A version of this article appeared in the December 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as High School Group Wins Dismissal of Concussion Suit