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Judge moves to halt ‘deceptive practices’ around N.F.L. concussion settlement

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By Ken Belson | The New York Times

The judge overseeing the N.F.L. concussion settlement said on Wednesday that the plaintiffs’ lawyers could look into whether lenders, claims service providers and other companies are duping former players into signing contracts for unneeded services.

The order was made in response to an article published by The New York Times describing how retired players, who stand to receive up to $5 million in the settlement, are being bombarded with sales pitches from companies promising to help retirees fill out the paperwork to file claims.

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