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For a half-dozen years, courts across the country have handled a series of concussion-related lawsuits filed by former players and their family members, who felt football caused irreparable damage, sometimes even leading to death. The cases have been either settled, dismissed or are still locked in some stage of legal dispute.

But Ploetz v. NCAA kept winding its way through the system and actually had a trial date. Finally, a judge and jury would hear arguments, and there might even be a decision that assigned liability for the trauma suffered on football fields. Since it was the first of its kind to go before a jury, the case grabbed the attention of players, families, leagues and helmet manufacturers that have been embroiled in concussion litigation.

Please read the article on The Washington Post.