NCAA agrees to $70 million settlement fund in head injury case

07/29/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Chicago – The National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a $70 million fund that would pay for testing and diagnoses of concussions for student athletes. As reported by Reuters, court documents filed this week say the if the agreement receives approval by a federal judge and class members, it would apply to student athletes from schools the NCAA has ever regulated and for up to 50 years in the future.

As noted in the report, a judge gave preliminary approval of an open-ended settlement involving the cases of thousands of former NFL players who have filed a civil action against the league.

The NCAA proposed settlement does not include claims for bodily injury.

Lead plaintiff’s attorney Steve Berman is quoted by Reuters as stating of the case, “The whole goal of my clients is to change the way the NCAA handles concussions… We’re very hopeful this will cut down on the number of concussions and people returning to play too early.”

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