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Take on the NFL on Concussions
And Risk Losing, League Attorney Says

Nov. 19, 2014, 11:12 PM

Take on the National Football League and you’ll probably lose, an NFL lawyer told a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, warning that if she didn’t approve a $765 million head injury settlement, the league may drag out the litigation for years (In re Natl. Football League Players Concussion Injury Litig., E.D. Pa., 12-02323, fairness hearing 11/19/14).

Objectors to the deal, who say it’s too small, ignore the reality of the NFL’s strong legal defenses, Brad Karp said Nov. 19 in a hearing. Without a settlement, retired players face years of litigation and “a very significant...

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