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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 […]

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 […]

Pope McGlamry: NFL Concussion Litigation — Judge Brody Hears Arguments at Fairness Hearing in Philadelphia

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2014 – On November 19, 2014, more than three years after the first lawsuit was filed against the NFL, a Fairness Hearing took place to determine whether the proposed Settlement should be approved.  The Hearing was held before Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, PA.  Pope McGlamry has played […]

One Third of NFL Players Will Suffer from Concussion-Induced Brain Trauma

Public debate over the NFL’s proposed concussion settlement has reignited with the start of the 2014–15 season. Controversy over the League’s handling of the problem has been further fueled by the recent release of medical data, which details the long-term effects of the concussions received by professional football players. According to the report, which was […]

Important forms for Proposed NFL Concussion Settlement

We have gathered important forms for NFL Concussion claimants to review.  Please see the PDFs within. NOTE – UPDATED on June 25th, 2014. Memorandum in Support of Preliminary Approval June 2014 Exhibit A Proposed Order for Prelim Approval June 2014 Exhibit D Declaration of Mediator Layn Phillips Exhibit A-1 Long Form Notice June 2014 Exhibit A-2 […]