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Topic - Anita B. Brody
Imagine if at the Phillip Morris annual stockholders meeting, they paraded around cancer victims who told their stories of facing death? Welcome to Super Bowl week, which has become a parade of former players with their tales of destruction, depression and dysfunction resulting from the very game the entire event exists to celebrate.
Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell after concussion problems helped cut short his career.
The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau plans to object to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors.
In 1½ weeks, Peyton Manning will become only the third quarterback to start for two franchises in the Super Bowl. The first guy to do it, Craig Morton, is among the thousands of former players suing the NFL about concussions.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases. Under the payout formula, those maximum awards would go to players under 45, who would likely need more lifetime care.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion-related claims detailed Monday how the money would be divided.
Last year, Manley joined the more than 4,600 former players suing the NFL over head injuries. And Manley's boisterous voice won't be found grumbling about the proposed $765 million settlement reached last week.
Judge Anita Brody told the NFL in so many words, "Your players may have brain damage, but I don't.
Eight days after the long-awaited $765 million concussion settlement between the NFL and retired players was filed in federal court, Judge Anita Brody denied a preliminary motion to approve the deal.