Colombia Law School Holds Conference on NFL Concussion Lawsuit’s Uncapped Settlement Fund

On March 2, 2018, at a conference on class action jurisprudence held at Columbia Law School, advocates and opponents discussed U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s decision to move the NFL concussion class-action litigation toward an uncapped settlement. Judge Brody, a Columbia Law graduate, attended the conference. As previously reported, in April 2015, the NFL entered into a settlement agreement with almost 22,000 former players. The settlement established a 65-year uncapped monetary fund for players who could prove certain neurological diagnoses. The settlement provided a…
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Insurers Sue NFL Over its Uncapped Settlement Agreement

The concussion litigation against the NFL reached a groundbreaking moment last month when the Third Circuit upheld the uncapped settlement agreement between the NFL and a class of injured players. Although this decision may finalize the class action suit, the court’s ruling did not entirely conclude the NFL’s involvement in the litigation. The NFL has also been sued by its insurers to obtain discovery information which could aid in their defense from paying the costs associated with the uncapped settlement. The settlement agreement is expected…
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