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NFL retiree publicity rights settlement approved PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer   
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:57

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $50 million settlement between the NFL and a group of retired players seeking publicity rights has been given preliminary approval by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson also warned retirees Monday not to be too fussy about the money now that it's been awarded.

The settlement of the class-action lawsuit was mediated last month. But some of the plaintiffs opposed the agreement, arguing it didn't benefit them enough. Magnuson said in his order that the complexity and expense of further litigation "weigh heavily in favor" of final approval of the settlement — and he said the complaint sounded like "children denied dessert."

The lawsuit was filed in 2009, accusing the NFL of exploitation of the identities of retired players in highlight films and memorabilia.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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