Gag Order Issued On NFL Concussion Race-Norming Talks

By Zachary Zagger (July 19, 2021, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge has issued a gag order telling the NFL, concussion class counsel Chris Seeger of Seeger Weiss LLP and former players' attorneys from Zuckerman Spaeder LLP not to discuss the status of mediation on ending the controversial use of race-based norms in cognitive testing in the NFL's concussion settlement.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Strawbridge issued the short order late Friday, telling the parties "not to discuss with persons not authorized to participate in the mediation either proposed settlement terms or the status of negotiations while the mediation discussions are ongoing."

The sides are currently hashing out the...

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