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Screen Play Archive: August 2013

  • NFL concussion settlement: the court order

    The NFL and more than 4,500 former players suing over head injuries reached a settlement Thursday, according to federal court records. The settlement amount is $765 million, as identified in the order from Judge Anita Brody in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. Published August 29 2013

  • Inside the Derek Sheely concussion lawsuit vs. NCAA

    Last week, the family of late Frostburg State football player Derek Sheely sued the NCAA, two of the university's coaches and others after he sustained a fatal brain injury during practice in August 2011. Here's a copy of the complaint filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court that alleges a disturbing series of events leading to Sheely's death. Published August 26 2013

  • Settlement discussions next in NCAA concussion lawsuit

    The long-running lawsuit accusing the NCAA of not doing enough to protect athletes against head injuries has been stayed pending mediation and settlement discussions, according to federal court records. Published August 19 2013

  • Trial in Sean Taylor's killing delayed again

    The trial of the alleged gunman in the killing of Redskins star Sean Taylor has been postponed again. Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 12 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Eric Rivera's trial has been rescheduled for Sept. 16. Published August 5 2013