Concussion Litigation

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to NFL Settlement

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear the final challenges to a settlement between the NFL and its former players regarding brain injuries due to the concussions players suffered during their time in the League.  The unanimous judgment of the Third Circuit, which affirmed Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody’s 2015 approval […]

Light at the End of the Appeals Process Tunnel as Third Circuit Denies Petition for En Banc Rehearing

For the thousands of former NFL Players and their families who have been awaiting the approval of the uncapped class action Concussion Settlement with the NFL to go forward, June 1st, 2016 was a major milestone in what has been a very long journey.  On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals denied […]

NFL Concussion Update | November 2015

In April 2015, a federal district court gave final approval to a settlement between the NFL and more than 5,000 former players who accused the league of hiding information about the negative effects of concussions and other head injuries sustained while playing professional football.Despite the uncapped settlement valued at nearly $1 billion, which includes coverage […]

NFL Concussion Settlement Approved

On April 22, 2015, Judge Brody issued a Final Order and Judgment in the NFL Concussion Litigation approving a Settlement between Retired NFL Players and the NFL.  The Settlement was finalized after a lengthy process of negotiations before retired United States District Court Judge Layn Phillips.  The Settlement provides for varying compensatory awards based on […]

NFL Concussion Settlement Approved

On April 22, 2015, Judge Brody issued a Final Order and Judgment in the NFL Concussion Litigation approving a Settlement between Retired NFL Players and the NFL.  The Settlement was finalized after a lengthy process of negotiations before retired United States District Court Judge Layn Phillips.  The Settlement provides for varying compensatory awards based on […]

Judge Brody Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

For more information on the NFL concussion litigation, please see: NFL Concussion Lawsuits.   Atlanta, April 22, 2015 – On April 22, 2015, Judge Anita Brody of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a Final Order and Judgment in In re: National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL […]

NFL Concussion Litigation: One Step Closer to Resolution

On February 2, 2015, Judge Anita Brody of the United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania issued an Order requesting that the parties confer and address 5 concerns she had regarding the proposed Settlement.  These concerns were in response to particular issues raised at the Fairness Hearing held in November 2014, and indicate that Judge […]

U.S. District Court Judge Brody Issues Promising Order in NFL Concussion Litigation

(For more information on the NFL concussion lawsuit, see our overview.) On Monday, February 2, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Brody issued an Order asking both parties to address five concerns she had regarding the proposed  Settlement.  Judge Brody’s Order is not a denial of the Settlement.  Rather, the Order is promising as it indicates […]