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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...
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