Judge In $765 NFL Concussion Deal To Oversee NCAA Talks

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Upcoming mediation in a high-profile Illinois class action brought by former college athletes suing the NCAA over its concussion policies will be handled by the same federal judge who oversaw last month’s $765 million NFL settlement, attorneys for the plaintiffs confirmed Thursday.

Former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips will helm mediation efforts set to get underway in early November in a suit brought by athletes from multiple sports who claim the NCAA breached its duty to protect them by failing to adopt and enforce adequate policies...
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