California attorneys on all sides of NFL concussion deal
Mediation yields $765M settlement over brain injuries from on- field collisions
By Omar Shamout
Just days before the start of the 2013 football season, a court-appointed mediator announced Thursday that the NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries with more than 4,500 retired players.
Layn R. Phillips, a retired federal judge, led two months of mediation between the league and its players in an effort to avoid a lengthy and costly series of trials.
“Both sides recognized that it would be far more productive to get out of court and do something good for retired players with medical needs and focus on the future of the game and making it safer,” Phillips said in a statement. Continue Reading