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Judge Grants Preliminary Approval to NCAA Concussion Injury Settlement Proposal

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 610 | 0 | 0 min read

A federal trial judge in Illinois on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a settlement between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a group of former college athletes to settle their claims for concussion-related injuries from their playing days. The key components of the deal are the same as the proposal U.S. District Judge John Lee rejected in December 2014. The re-worked agreement retains the requirement that the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. It also kept the directive that member schools toughen their return-to...

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