GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -

A federal judge in Michigan has upheld a $1.6 million judgment against former Michigan State and 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.
 
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