There’s been a recent development that bodes well for former NFL players and their families. On Feb. 2, 2015, Judge Anita Brody issued an order that suggests several changes to the proposed settlement of the NFL Concussion Litigation. The changes recommended by the Court are:
Judge Brody held a hearing on November 19, 2014, to determine whether she would issue final approval of the proposed settlement agreement. At that hearing, she heard from many of the objectors who were displeased with specific terms of the agreement. The Judge has not yet issued final approval. The Order that was filed yesterday, making these suggestions to the parties, certainly hints that she would be inclined to grant final approval once these changes have been made to the settlement agreement. Judge Brody has given the parties until February 13, 2015 to submit a proposal to address her suggestions.
Objectively, the changes that Judge Brody has requested will be beneficial to many players and their families. Of the more than 500 players and families that we are representing in the case, many will have their eligibility enhanced by these changes, or will have compensable claims where they previously did not.
As always, we will keep you informed as events develop in the case. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the NFL Concussion Litigation please contact Bruce today.