NCAA Settlement Could Promote Concussion Prevention and Treatment, but Leaves Member Institutions On the Hook for Future Lawsuits

NCAA Settlement Could Promote Concussion Prevention and Treatment, but Leaves Member Institutions On the Hook for Future Lawsuits

On January 26, U.S. District Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted preliminary approval of a new settlement of consolidated class action litigation involving the NCAA and former NCAA student athletes, in which the NCAA agreed to provide $70 million towards concussion research, testing and diagnosis.

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UK Supreme Court Paves the Way for a Review of Proportionality in Judicial Review

In the recent judgment of Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] UKSC 3, the Supreme Court highlighted the need for a review of the law on the use of the proportionality test, which may extend beyond the realms of EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights.

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