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  • FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, former NFL player Kevin Turner, left,  speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, as former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen. The NFL agreed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. The plaintiffs include Kevin Turner, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and is now battling ALS. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Revised NFL concussion settlement gets preliminary approval from judge

    The NFL last month agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody questioned whether there would be enough money to pay all claims.

  • An NFL logo marks the turf on the field after a football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    NFL agrees to remove cap from concussion settlement

    The original settlement included $675 million for compensatory claims for players with neurological symptoms, $75 million for baseline testing and $10 million for medical research and education. The revised settlement eliminates the cap on overall damage claims but retains the payout formula for individual retirees.

  • NFL, lawyers at work on $765M concussion deal

    A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund.

  • NFL concussion lawyer expects case to heat up soon

    The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon as a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement.

  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Judge Anita Brody is shown. Brody on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court, File)

    Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

    The NFL may be on the hook for more money than it expected if a federal judge can't be convinced that its $765 million concussion settlement with more than 4,500 former players will be adequate to pay out benefits over the 65-year life of the agreement.

  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Judge Anita Brody is shown. Brody on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court, File)

    Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

    The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday - and it's no closer to being resolved - just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

  • FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, former NFL player Dorsey Levens, right, extends a hand as Mary Ann Easterling, the widow of former NFL player Ray Easterling, reacts as former NFL player Kevin Turner, left, looks on during a news conference in Philadelphia, after a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries. Judge Anita Brody has announced on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, that the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Judge denies settlement motion in NFL concussion lawsuit

    More than 4,800 retired players have sued the NFL over head injuries. The settlement, if ultimately approved, would apply to all retired players, regardless of their participation in the litigation.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, former Pittsburgh and NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett stands on the sideline before the start of an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Notre Dame in Pittsburgh. Dorsett is one of more than 4,500 former players that have filed suit, some accusing the NFL football league of fraud for its handling of concussions. A federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

    A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.

  • Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M concussion case

    A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players.

  • NFL Concussion Lawsuit At a Glance

    WHAT HAPPENED: Lawyers for more than 4,500 former players and the NFL have agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by the players for concussion-linked injuries they suffered while playing. Settlements must be approved by a judge to ensure they are fair to both parties. In this case, Judge Anita B. Brody said she wants more financial data before giving preliminary approval to the agreement.

  • Judge orders NFL, retired players to negotiate

    The NFL and former players must try to negotiate a dispute over whether complaints about concussion-related injuries belong in court or in arbitration, a federal judge said Monday.

  • Attorney David Frederick, accompanied by Mary Ann Easterling, the widow of former NFL player Ray Easterling, former NFL players Dorsey Levens, and Bill Bergey speaks during a news conference Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Philadelphia after a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries. Thousands of former players have accused league officials of concealing what they knew about the risk of playing after a concussion. The lawsuits allege the league glorified violence as the game became a $9 billion-a-year industry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    NFL concussion litigation: Players say league 'glorified' violence

    Players' lawyer David Frederick also called the NFL's brain-injury committee "a sham" that spread misinformation. Frederick's remarks came in a pivotal hearing Tuesday in Philadelphia on lawsuits filed by about 4,200 former players and their families.

  • Arguments in NFL concussion suits slated for April

    A federal judge will hear oral arguments in about two months on requests to throw out lawsuits by thousands of former NFL players regarding concussions suffered while playing for the league.

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