NFL concussion lawsuit settlement rejected by federal judge
PHILADELPHIA (AP/WJLA) - A federal judge has denied the preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement in the NFL concussion case, fearing that the sum may not be enough.
As first reported by Nathan Fenno of the Washington Times, Judge Anita Brody said that she doesn't believe that there will be enough funding to pay out all claimants over the settlement's lifespan.
The settlement would cover all retired NFL players, not just the ones who have sued the National Football League.
A landmark settlement between the league and nearly 4,800 players who filed suit over the NFL's mishandling of head injuries was reached in late August of 2013. It called for the league to set aside $765 million to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and research.