Junior Seau Family Says $760M NFL Deal Stiffs Them

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 7:26 PM EST) -- Family members of deceased NFL star Junior Seau on Friday criticized the $760 million settlement that failed to win a Pennsylvania federal judge’s preliminary approval, arguing it does not sufficiently compensate them on their wrongful death claims.

The family, which brought the suit roughly a year ago claiming that Seau’s brain trauma from injuries on the field led him to commit suicide in 2012, argued Friday that the settlement unfairly lumps in his children’s wrongful death claims with “derivative claims” that provide them with little recovery....
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