New NCAA Injury Suits Could Be Negated By Concussion Deal

Law360, New York (July 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The NCAA is again a target in a new wave of class actions over student-athletes' repeated head injuries and concussions, but experts say plaintiffs could hit a roadblock as the NCAA is trying to tie the new claims to a related settlement.

The NCAA originally reached a $75 million medical monitoring settlement in the concussion MDL back in April 2015 but some of the players objected, saying it did nothing for those athletes already experiencing neurological problems. One objector, former San Diego State University football player Anthony Nichols — who is represented by attorneys at Edelson PC, which brought the new...

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