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Court Denies Players’ Appeal of NFL Concussion Claims Deal

A group of retired National Football League players can’t appeal a judge’s preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of concussion claims with the NFL they say excludes compensation for future deaths. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia today …

NFL Agrees to Remove Cap on Players’ Concussions Payments

The National Football League agreed to lift a cap on cash awards to settle concussion claims after a federal judge said she was concerned not all players could be paid from a proposed $675 million compensation fund. Under a revised …

Some NFL Retirees Fault $765M Concussion Deal, File Motion in Penn. Court

The proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims came under attack again, this time from retirees who said they would get “nothing at all” for nagging health problems that limit their function. Seven former players filed a motion on …

Players Union Tells NFL to Expect More Injury Lawsuits

The National Football League should expect more injury-related lawsuits from former players, according to the executive director of the players’ union. “Reality will dictate that it’s never really the end of lawsuits,” DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players …

Groups Urge National System for Tracking Youth Sport Concussions

Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks in youth sports, especially for athletes who suit up before high school. And it’s not just a …