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  • 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 March 15, 2013, file photo, attorney Sol Weiss takes part in a concussion symposium at Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pa. 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. Weiss, who represents players suing the NFL over concussion-linked injuries, remains confident the proposed $765 million settlement will ultimately be approved. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, 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 March 15, 2013, file photo, attorney Sol Weiss takes part in a concussion symposium at Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pa. 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. Weiss, who represents players suing the NFL over concussion-linked injuries, remains confident the proposed $765 million settlement will ultimately be approved. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 March 15, 2013, file photo, attorney Sol Weiss takes part in a concussion symposium at Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pa. 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. Weiss, who represents players suing the NFL over concussion-linked injuries, remains confident the proposed $765 million settlement will ultimately be approved. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, 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 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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