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September 15, 2014

In The News Today – September 15, 2014

According to a report filed on Friday, the NFL could be responsible to pay approximately $950 million “in total concussion claims over the course of its 65-year settlement term, assuming that roughly 60 percent of class members eligible for compensation participate in the deal.” (Law360)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that BASF can be sued by plaintiffs claiming the company and its lawyers “systematically” hid or destroyed evidence of asbestos in its talc. The justices found in the case, Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC, that “neither the New Jersey litigation privilege nor pleading requirements stand in the way of plaintiffs’ claims.” The ruling was a “unanimous, precendential—and exceptional—opinion.” (The Legal Intelligencer)

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