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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation

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  Federal Judges in the Third Circuit conducted a hearing on Thursday with regard to the lower court’s approval of settlements with regard to NFL concussion litigation. Per the April settlement, families of players whose brains were found to have C.T.E. qualified for up to $4 million dollars. Upon appeal, the players’ lawyer is arguing […]

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Bad Day for Hockey: Separate Lawsuits Filed Against NHL and CHL

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  According to Sports Illustrated, both the National Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League were slapped with separate class action lawsuits on Monday. The lawsuit against the NHL was initiated in federal court in Minnesota and is to be heard by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson of Brady v. NFL fame. The […]

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Few Players to Opt Out of NFL Concussion Settlement

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According to ESPN, very few players are likely to opt-out of the NFL Concussion Litigation Settlement proposed in June. Players are given three options with respect to the settlement: they can accept, opt-out, or object. Attorneys have predicted that any number from two dozen to several hundred of the eligible 18,000 players will choose to opt-out.  Some players have […]

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