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NFL Moved Goal Posts With New Concussion Rules, Attys Say

Law360 (April 16, 2019, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Newly adopted medical rules in the NFL concussion settlement will likely make it harder for retired players to receive payouts, leaving their attorneys fearful of slowly losing the "administrative knife fight" that has broken out around the landmark deal.

The new rules, approved Thursday, replace an earlier set of guidelines enshrined in the uncapped 2015 settlement, which covered 20,000 retired players and resolved allegations that the National Football League knew about the long-term dangers of repeated concussions for decades but did nothing to warn players. The administrative rules governing how claims are processed and how doctors can evaluate players have become...

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