Ill. - The University of Illinois is asking a judge to dismiss a former soccer player's lawsuit alleging she was improperly cleared to play after a concussion.
Attorneys for the university filed a motion Monday asking that Casey Conine's lawsuit be dismissed because she signed a waiver in which he acknowledged the possibility of injury and agreed to not hold the school legally responsible. The university also says Champaign County Circuit Court isn't the proper venue.
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Conine's attorney did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment. Conine seeks at least $50,000 in damages after claiming she was cleared to play in October 2014 after suffering a third concussion in two years at Illinois. She also claims she was left in one game after suffering what proved to be a concussion.