Former NFL players are appealing the concussion lawsuit settlement.
Former NFL players are appealing the concussion lawsuit settlement, reports attorney Daniel Wallach.
The lawyers of nearly 70 former players have asked for a rehearing of an April 18 decision to uphold a settlement regarding the dangers of concussions. The panel of three Third Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld a district court ruling on a settlement from March 2015 between the NFL and former players who filed lawsuits relating to concussions.
The settlement, covering roughly 20,000 retired players, was for over $1 billion, with average payments nearing $190,000 based on the recipient’s age and NFL experience.
If the request is approved, a rehearing date would be scheduled for later this year.