NFL Concussion Litigation Resolved: Inside the Settlement


The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Invites You to Join Sol Weiss ’72 and Andrew Brandt
For a Discussion on the NFL Concussion Litigation

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Room 101
Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA)

On August 30th, the NFL and close to 5,000 former NFL players reached an historic settlement of their concussion litigation. The $765 million settlement—which must be approved by District Court Judge Anita Brody—represents a tentative resolution of one of the most dramatic cases in Sports Law today.

The NFL removes a potential damage claim of billions of dollars and the plaintiff retirees' avoid years of complex litigation with all plaintiffs having different symptoms and concerns. More importantly, many former players in need will be entitled to compensation relatively soon.

The plaintiffs' co-lead counsel and distinguished VLS alumnus Sol Weiss has graciously agreed to sit down with Andrew Brandt, Director of the Moorad Center and a lead commentator on the issue for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, to discuss the settlement, its background, meaning and stories of his clients he grew to know in recent months and years. This inside look at one of the most historic settlements in Sports Law should be a compelling hour for students, professionals and football fans everywhere.  We hope that you will join us.

Click here to view archived video of the event.