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Judge overrules NFL concussion settlement

United States District Court Judge Anita Brody denied the initial settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players with concussion claims for a proposed $765 million.

United States District Court Judge Anita Brody denied the initial settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players with concussion claims for a proposed $765 million.

The agreement reached on Aug. 29 was submitted for approval in federal court in Philadelphia and Brody issued a court memorandum Tuesday saying the proposed settlement to injury litigation was denied.

"In light of my duty to protect the rights of all potential class members and the insufficiency of the current record, I will deny the Motion without prejudice," Brody said.

The primary issue is whether the settlement amount is insufficient. More evidence of specific financial payout plans and specific needs of players diagnosed with brain trauma in the future will be required by Brody.

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