News

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

CONCUSSIONS:More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. Photo: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Attorneys Sol Weiss and Christopher Seeger said in a statement that Monday’s decision represents “an extraordinary settlement” for the plaintiffs.

The NFL last month agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody questioned whether there would be enough money to pay all claims.

The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retirees who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological problems.

More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Tony Iommi composes new track for ‘CSI’

Fresh
tonyiommi

The Black Sabbath star has written a new song for one of his favorite TV shows.

in Music

Phil Collins: Genesis reunion will ‘never’ happen

Fresh
philcollins

Phil Collins has ruled out a reunion of the classic Genesis line-up because he can never play the drums again.

in Entertainment

Mary-Kate Olsen is a married woman

Fresh
marykateolsen

The former "Full House" star has reportedly married her longtime boyfriend.