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Revised NFL concussion settlement gets U.S. judge's preliminary OK
Revised NFL concussion settlement gets U.S. judge's preliminary OK

The NFL is one step closer to closing the books on a landmark concussion lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody on Monday granted preliminary approval of a settlement that would compensate retired NFL players suffering the long-term effects of head injuries. The agreement figures to cost the NFL several hundred million dollars, although there is no specific limit on how much the league might be required to pay eligible retirees. Brody had rejected the original proposal in January because the sides had not provided enough evidence that a limit of $675 million in compensatory damages would be sufficient to cover all the injured parties during the 65-year life of the deal. There are...

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