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Judge Again Denies Preliminary Approval Of $765M NFL Concussion Settlement

04 / 17 / 14

U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody yesterday "denied preliminary approval" of the $765M settlement between the NFL and "more than 4,500 of its retired players in the concussions case that has been in the spotlight," according to Jeff Blumenthal of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. Plaintiff layw...

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