Judge's Denial Of NFL Concussion Deal May Sway Players
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 8:40 PM ET) -- U.S. District Judge Anita Brody's refusal to approve the NFL concussion settlement could endanger the agreement even if she ultimately determines the $760 million total is adequate, as her initial skepticism may convince already unhappy ex-players to opt out of the deal, attorneys say.
In denying preliminary approval to the deal Tuesday, Judge Brody expressed concern about the size of the proposed $675 million fund to compensate retirees for brain conditions allegedly caused by concussions. She ordered the NFL and the plaintiffs to show her the...