Judge's Denial Of NFL Concussion Deal May Sway Players

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 8:40 PM EST) -- 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...
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