3rd Circ. Puts An End To Objections In NFL Concussion Deal

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 10:36 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday backed an uncapped settlement between the NFL and a class of retired football players over concussions and head injuries over protests from the class, in what attorneys say likely puts an end to the objections and could help the NFL avoid even further scrutiny over its handling of head injuries.

In an opinion joined by all three judges on the panel, the Third Circuit said the district court properly certified the proposed class of potentially over 20,000 retired football players who allege they have suffered a variety of neurological ailments, from memory loss and dementia to...

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