NFL Concussion Deal Opt-Out Suits Can Move Forward

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the multidistrict NFL concussion litigation said Wednesday the former NFL players who opted out of a settlement that ended much of the dispute should ask to file new complaints in the case.

Following a meeting between the sides in late March, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody said lead counsel for the 53 opt-out cases involving 153 plaintiffs should seek leave to file an amended long-form complaint, while the individual plaintiffs should do the same to file short-form amended complaint templates. The opt-out plaintiffs are all former NFL players who decided not to join the 22,000 others...

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