Legal Documents

Legal Documents

Below are several key filings submitted to the Court thus far. This area will be updated as the litigation proceeds and new documents are filed.

June 7, 2012: Press release announcing the filing of the plaintiffs’ Master Administrative Complaint

July 17, 2012: Plaintiffs’ Amended Master Administrative Complaint, as filed in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

August 30, 2012: NFL Defendants’ motion to dismiss on preemption grounds

October 31, 2012: Plaintiffs’ response to the NFL’s motion to dismiss

December 17, 2012:  NFL Defendants’ reply to Plaintiffs’ response brief

January 28, 2013: Plaintiffs’ surreply to NFL Defendants’ reply brief

April 9, 2013: Oral arguments on the question of preemption

July 8, 2013: Order for parties to engage in mediation, with report due to the Court on or before September 3, 2013

August 29, 2013: Order to announce a settlement between the NFL and former players to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation, and a program of medical research for retired NFL players and their families

December 16, 2013: Order appointing a Special Master to evaluate financial aspects of the proposed settlement

 January, 6, 2014: Proposed order granting preliminary approval

January 6, 2014: Concussion litigation class action settlement agreement

January 6, 2014: Preliminary approval notice plan

January 6, 2014: Declaration of mediator and former United States District Court Judge Layn Phillips in support of preliminary approval of settlement

January 6, 2014: Memorandum of Law in support of motion of proposed co-lead class counsel, class counsel and subclass counsel

January 14, 2014: Memorandum of Law denying motion for preliminary approval of settlement without prejudice

April 16, 2014: Stipulation clarifying April 16, 2014 order denying preliminary approval as administrative in nature