On March 8, 2018, U.S. District Judge John Lee delayed final approval of a $75 million settlement for the fifth time after he learned that thousands of current and former NCAA student-athletes have still yet to be notified of the settlement. Judge Lee originally approved the $75 million settlement in July 2016, but delays, largely attributed to difficulties notifying more than 4 million student-athletes, including acquiring contact information and physically notifying the student-athletes, have prevented final approval. The most recent difficulty, and the reason for …Continue Reading
On February 6, 2018, U.S. District Judge John Lee again delayed final approval of a $75 million settlement after he learned thousands of current and former NCAA student-athletes have still yet to be notified of the settlement. Judge Lee expressed his frustration with the notification process, and he once again delayed finial approval given that nearly 13,000 class members have not yet learned about the case and its proposed settlement. The $75 million dollar settlementwas initially approved by Judge Lee in July 2017. Seventy …Continue Reading
On November 16, 2015, the NCAA responded to objections made earlier this month in relation to the proposed $75 million concussion settlement offered by the NCAA to monitor symptoms of concussions in current and former athletes.
A couple of weeks ago, Adrian Arrington — former member of the Eastern Illinois University football program — objected to the proposed NCAA settlement, claiming that it will not help former college athletes that have already incurred out-of-pocket expenses related to diagnosed injuries. Arrington also voiced his concern that …Continue Reading
Recently, ex-NCAA football player, Saints wide receiver, and lead plaintiff in NCAA concussion litigation Adrian Arrington claimed that he never agreed to a $75 million proposed concussion settlement that is currently under review by an Illinois federal court judge. He subsequently fired Joseph Siprut, his attorney.
Joseph Siprut fired back on Thursday, stating that Arrington’s claims that he never agreed to the $75 million deal and that he was misinformed were “demonstrably false.” Siprut further explained:
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“It is absolutely a false statement that [Arrington]