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Topic - Paul A. Magnuson
A federal judge has given final approval to a $50 million settlement in a fight over publicity rights for retired NFL players.
A federal judge in Minnesota gave final approval Friday to a $50 million settlement in the complicated court fight over publicity rights for retired NFL players, calling it a "one-of-a-kind, and a remarkable victory for the class as a whole."
The federal judge overseeing the complicated court fight over publicity payouts between the NFL and retired players took the case under advisement Thursday, before deciding whether to give final approval to the $50 million settlement.
The $50 million settlement between the NFL and a group of retired players over publicity rights was given preliminary approval Monday by a federal judge who likened some of the retirees to petulant children for complaining about the money now that it has been awarded.
He said those who believe a settlement that doesn't directly benefit players is impermissible "are wrong."
He said the objections were without merit.