4 Settlement Lessons From NFL Concussion Deal

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- As you may have heard, the NFL recently agreed to pay $765 million to settle concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired players and their families, alleging the NFL deliberately concealed the risks of head trauma, leading to long-term damage for those who play the sport. While the settlement has been widely reported as an unmitigated victory for the league, the reality is more complex and provides insight into some of the reasons that settlement can prove advantageous.

The settlement actually governs claims asserted in more than 200 separate lawsuits filed by former players and their families against the NFL....

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