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NCAA Avoids Adverse Verdict By Settling CTE Case Mid-Trial

Law360 (June 22, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association has settled a lawsuit brought by the widow of a former University of Texas football player who was posthumously found to have had CTE, deciding to put an end to a case many had viewed as a bellwether for such suits, though the association is far from out of the woods.

Plaintiff Debra Hardin-Ploetz had alleged her late husband Greg Ploetz, who passed away in 2015 at age 66 and was posthumously found to have suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, was never warned of the risks of repeated head trauma in football despite...

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