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Former players appeal NFL concussion lawsuit settlement

Former NFL players are appealing the concussion lawsuit settlement.
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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. 

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If the request is approved, a rehearing date would be scheduled for later this year.​