NFL, Ex- Players Settle Concussion Litigation For $765M

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- The NFL reached a proposed $765 million settlement on Thursday with the thousands of former players who are part of the multidistrict litigation against the league over its handling of concussions.

The agreement includes compensation for cognitive injuries, the funding of medical exams for retirees, a research program and the payment of attorneys' fees. The plaintiffs contend that head trauma endured during their careers caused some of them to suffer from dementia, depression, memory loss or a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The settlement...
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