NFL concussion settlement News

Ex-NFL Players Reminded to Register for Concussion Settlement

A federal judge last week urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 …

Supreme Court Could Block NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. The former players who filed the petition complain …

Sports-Related Brain Injuries Are Emerging Risk for US & UK Insurers: S&P Report

Sports-related brain injuries are one of the top emerging insurance claims in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a report published by S&P Global Ratings. While the potential risk of such liability claims is rising rapidly, S&P did not …

Liability Insurers Win Right to Question NFL Executives, Doctors in Concussion Cases

National Football League executives may for the first time have to testify about what they knew of concussion risks after a judge cleared the way for questions from insurers who are suing to avoid paying more than $1 billion in …

Court Upholds NFL’s $765 Million Concussion Settlement as ‘Fair’

The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was found by a federal appeals court to be fair, if imperfect. The decision sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent …

Court Approves NFL’s Concussion Injury Settlement

The National Football League won final court approval of a $765 million settlement of ex-player head-injury claims, overriding criticism that the money still falls short and the deal terms are unfair. The decision ends almost two years of negotiations over …

Judge Seeks Additional Changes in NFL’s $765M Concussion Settlement

The National Football League’s $765 million settlement over concussions came up short a second time as a judge said she wants more changes before she’ll approve it. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, in an order the day after …

Players, Families Urge Judge to Reject NFL Concussion Settlement

Andy Miketa was known as the NFL’s lightest center during his two-year career with the Detroit Lions in the 1950s. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Miketa used his speed and toughness to stymie defensive linemen who outweighed him by 75 …

Judge Questions NCAA’s $75 Million Concussion Settlement

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bid for preliminary approval of its proposed $75 million plan to settle nationwide litigation over head injuries met with skepticism from a federal judge. The agreement announced in July would allow any athlete who ever …

Player’s Widow Sues NFL, Claims Husband’s Suicide Due to Concussions

The National Football League was sued by the widow of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver, claiming his suicide last year was the result of head trauma and concussions he sustained. The NFL ignored, minimized and disputed the …