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Appeals Court Affirms NFL Concussion Settlement

By: Anapol Weiss

As leaders in the National Football League (NFL) concussion litigation, Anapol Weiss Shareholders Sol Weiss and Larry Coben are proud to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has, in a unanimous decision, affirmed Judge Brody’s opinion and approved the settlement reached between injured players and the NFL.

“This settlement will provide nearly $1 billion in value to the class of retired players,” the Court said in the 69-page ruling. “It is a testament to the players, researchers, and advocates who have worked to expose the true human costs of a sport so many love.”

Weiss and Coben are hopeful that the initiation of the NFL concussion settlement process will begin soon. While there is a chance the objectors will seek further appellate review, thereby delaying the benefit application process, the attorneys remain optimistic.

In 2011, Weiss and Coben filed the first of the federal concussion lawsuits in Philadelphia. Weiss serves as Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in the litigation, and Coben serves as a member of the Executive Committee.