Atty Defends Popularity Of $760M NFL Concussion Settlement
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 7:26 PM ET) -- A lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the NFL concussion litigation expects few retirees to opt out of the proposed $760 million class settlement, he said Tuesday, refuting speculation that the deal is so unpopular among ex-players that it may be in jeopardy.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs filed a motion in Pennsylvania federal court Monday asking U.S. District Judge Anita Brody to preliminarily approve the agreement. Under the deal, retired NFL players would receive payments from a $675 million fund if they suffer from dementia or...