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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Judge Rules Against Former NFLers Seeking To Intervene In Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

A federal court judge ruled against seven former NFL players seeking to intervene in the preliminary concussion settlement against the league. “The moving parties may object to or opt out of the settlement under the procedures set forth in my July 7, 2014 order,” Judge Anita Brody ...

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