News

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

CONCUSSIONS:More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. Photo: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Attorneys Sol Weiss and Christopher Seeger said in a statement that Monday’s decision represents “an extraordinary settlement” for the plaintiffs.

The NFL last month agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody questioned whether there would be enough money to pay all claims.

The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retirees who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological problems.

More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions.

Local Headlines

in Local

Algona Lottery Winner

Shipler

An Algona woman wins big in the Iowa Lottery...

in Local

Iowa Gambling

dollar sign

A recently released study says Iowa is gambling more...

in Local

Algona Chain Reaction Crash

Car Accident 1280

Seven people are injured in a chain reaction accident...

in Local

Sheldon Burglaries

breakin1240

Two Sheldon businesses are burglarized over the weekend...

in Local

Sexual Conduct Arrest

News Arrest1240 1

A Jeffers man is arrested after incidents with a minor...