NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues.
Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
Former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Rayfield Wright calls the NFL’s settlement with former players a start.
Mitch White was sitting on his couch Thursday,, watching a rerun of a football game, when he saw news scroll across the screen he wasn’t sure could be right. The NFL had settled a lawsuit with 4,500 retired players over head injuries.
The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.
The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their consent.
Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is accused by a former employee of repeatedly making unwanted sexual advances and turning his office an unworkable environment.
The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas lawmakers are hearing testimony about the possibility of levying fees on tobacco firms that weren’t part of the state’s multibillion dollar 1998 settlement with major cigarette companies.
West Virginia University will pay the Big East $20 million to settle a lawsuit that clears the way for the Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July.
Dozens of people sickened last year after eating salmonella-tainted eggs will receive compensation, including a Sachse 3-year-old who spent a week in the hospital because the infection had spread to his bones and muscles.
The state is involved with that national lawsuit over allowing merchants to offer alternate payment information or even discounts to people who don’t use high fee credit cards to pay their bills.