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US Court Upholds Judgment Against Ex-NHLer Miller

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge in Michigan has upheld a $1.6 million judgment against Lansing native and 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 had 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.

The former MSU Spartan 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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