Saints News, 6/25/14: NFL, Concussion Plaintiffs Announce Revised Settlement

Andrew Burton

The NFL and the lead attorney for thousands of players suing the league over brain damage suffered on the field have agreed to a revised settlement that does not put a limit on the NFL’s monetary obligations, ensuring that money will be available to all retired players who qualify.

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NFL, concussion plaintiffs announce revised settlement | ProFootballTalk
Judge Anita Brody rejected the first $765 million settlement because she was not convinced that the money would last long enough to satisfy all potential claims. Now the NFL is agreeing not to cap its contribution to the fund.

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Judge Anita Brody rejected the initial NFL concussion settlement due to concerns that the $765 million package may not cover all claims.  The new settlement agreement addresses that worry conclusively, by wiping out the ceiling on the potential payments.

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