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April 17. 2014 1:54PM

NH-based insurer sues NHL to limit its defense in players concussion lawsuits

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, right, tangles with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals hockey playoff series in this 2013 file photo. (Reuters)

TIG Insurance Co., a Manchester, New Hampshire-based unit of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., filed the suit Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on the eve of the NHL playoffs, the annual tournament for the Stanley Cup.



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