Student-Athlete Attys Seek $15M In NCAA Concussion Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2017, 10:56 PM EST) -- Attorneys for a class of student-athletes in multidistrict litigation with the NCAA over concussion-related health concerns are seeking $15 million in fees on the heels of early approval of a $75 million settlement, according to a request filed in Illinois federal court on Friday.

Millions of student-athletes will be able to tap the benefits of a $70 million medical-monitoring fund as a result of the settlement, according to plaintiffs’ attorneys, reached after about six years of litigation. The fee request is 21 percent of the settlement fund, which the attorneys argued is well within reasonable bounds given the unchartered territory of...

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