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A new ruling in the Southern District of Florida has set a precedent for the legal classification of monetary awards in the National Football League’s concussion litigation settlement.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams issued an order affirming a bankruptcy court’s finding that funds from the NFL’s settlement with players who sustained chronic traumatic encephalopathy injuries qualify as disability benefits.

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Zach Schlein

Zach Schlein is a writer based in Miami. Originally from Montville, New Jersey, he holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and is the litigation reporter for Daily Business Review. He can be reached at his email address, [email protected]

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