Summary of Existing Non-Monetary Settlement
Former NCAA football and soccer players claimed that the NCAA was negligent and failed to protect all current and former student-athletes regarding concussions and/or manage the risks from concussions. Named plaintiffs sought medical monitoring for current and former student-athletes who had suffered concussions or concussion symptoms.
The suit was filed against the NCAA for allegedly failing to uphold its promise to protect student-athletes against the life-altering effects of concussions, traumatic brain injuries and the accumulation of sub-concussive hits.
The NCAA denies all allegations of liability and wrongdoing. Nonetheless, the Parties to the Litigation have reached a preliminary Settlement.
The Court has “conditionally certified the Settlement Class for settlement purposes only, so that members of the Settlement Class can be given this notice and the opportunity to exclude themselves from the Settlement Class, voice their support or opposition to final approval of the Settlement, and explain how those who do not exclude themselves from the Settlement Class may obtain the relief offered by the Settlement. If the Settlement is not granted final approval by the Court or the Parties terminate it, the Settlement will be void and the Litigation will continue as if there had been no Settlement and no certification of the Settlement Class.”
Settlement Class members include individuals who played an NCAA-sanctioned sport at an NCAA school at any time prior to July 15, 2016. You do not need to have been diagnosed with a concussion to be a member of the Medical Monitoring Class.
Individuals may file an objection or opt-out by March 10, 2017. Note: the date has since been moved to August 4th, and then rescheduled to September 15th.
WARNING: THE DEADLINE TO OPT-OUT OF THE NON-MONETARY SETTLEMENT IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2017!
THERE IS AN EXISTING NON-MONETARY SETTLEMENT WITH THE NCAA (AND IT'S DISCUSSED BELOW). IF YOU DO NOT OPT-OUT OF THIS NON-MONETARY SETTLEMENT BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, YOU MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM PURSUING AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY AGAINST THE NCAA IN A CLASS ACTION IN THE FUTURE.
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