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US court upholds judgment against ex-NHL player
US judge upholds Swiss ruling, orders ex-NHLer Kevin Miller to pay $1.6M for career-ending hit
Associated Press
2014-06-08 03:01 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (AP) -- A federal judge in Michigan upheld a $1.6 million judgment against former Detroit Red Wings forward Kevin Miller for a hit from behind during a 2000 Swiss league game that ended another player's career.

U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist in Grand Rapids ruled in favor of a Swiss insurance company. The insurer asked the court to recognize a Swiss court's $1.1 million judgment, which increased to $1.6 million with interest and costs.

Quist said in Thursday's ruling that his court was following the Uniform Foreign-Country Judgments Recognition Act.

Miller's hit on Canadian national Andrew McKim caused McKim to fall forward and strike his head on the ice. He was hospitalized for weeks with a concussion and other injuries.

Miller previously refused to pay the Swiss court's judgment.

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