Court Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge in Philadelphia denied preliminary approval Tuesday to a class-action settlement proposal between the National Football League and retired players who have sued over concussion-related injuries.

Citing concerns that the NFL’s $760 million payout offer may not be adequate to cover the claims of the roughly 20,000 people eligible, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody ordered lawyers to provide her with more information on how they arrived at that figure.

Her decision came a week after the league and lawyers representing the former players unveiled the details of their intricate proposal to compensate victims of head trauma.