Former players appeal NFL 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.