Multi District Litigation

MDL 2492 Single

In Re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation (Single Sport/Single School Cases)
- Judge Manish S. Shah

Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel:   

Jay P. Edelson
Edelson PC
350 North LaSalle Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312-589-6370
jedelson@edelson.com

Sol H. Weiss
Anapol Weiss
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-735-2098
sweiss@anapolweiss.com

Plaintiffs' Co-Liaison Counsel:

Shannon M. McNulty
Clifford Law Offices
120 North LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-899-9090
smm@cliffordlaw.com

Dwight E. Jefferson
Coats Rose, P.C.
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77046
713-651-0220
djefferson@coatsrose.com

Defendants' Lead Counsel:

Mark S. Mester, for NCAA
Latham & Watkins LLP
330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60611
312-876-7700
mark.mester@lw.com

Matthew A. Kairis, for NCAA Member Institutions
Jones Day
325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Suite 600
Columbus, OH 43215
614-469-3939
makairis@jonesday.com

Michael A. Olsen, for Conferences
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
312-782-0600
molsen@mayerbrown.com





Judge Manish S. Shah U.S. District Court Judge
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219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Courtroom Room Number: 2125 

Courtroom Deputy
Carmen Acevedo
Room 2132 
Tel.: (312) 435-6899
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Chambers Room Number: 2156
(312) 435-5769

Court Reporter
Joseph Rickhoff 
Room 2128 
(312) 435-5562 
Order Transcript

Persons requesting a daily or hourly transcript of a trial or other evidentiary hearing that may reasonably be expected to last more than one day should contact the Court Reporter at least five business days prior to the first day of such proceedings.


Case #PlaintiffDefendantOrig. District Case #Originating DistrictDate Closed


idDate PostedDoc.#Description
709/08/20161 Case Management Order 4 (Single-Sport/Single-School Cases)
Single
102/05/201415Case Management Order 1
207/29/201473Case Management Order 2 (Scheduling Order re: Settling Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary)
307/30/201476Case Management Order 3 (Appointment of Lead and Liaison)
1006/23/2017225 Case Management Order No. 6(Single-Sport/Single School Cases)
Single
401/26/2016246Memorandum Opinion and Order on the Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Amended Class Settlement and Certification of Settlement Class
1110/26/2017257Case Management Order No 7 (Single-Sport/Single-School Cases)
Single
1605/20/2016266Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Second Amended Class Settlement and Certification of Settlement Class and Settlement Subclasses
1507/15/2016276Memorandum Opinion and Order Preliminarily Approving the Second Amended Class Settlement Agreement and Release and Conditionally Certifying the Settlement Class and Settlement Subclasses
509/08/2016291Case Management Order 4 (Single-Sport/Single-School Cases)
Single
1409/08/2016291Case Management Order 4
610/12/2016298Case Management Order 5
803/07/2017369Order Extending Deadlines and Final Fairness Hearing
191/22/2022408Order adopting MJ Weisman’s denial of Sample Plaintiffs’ motions to compel
Single
905/25/2017412 Order Revising Schedule and Extending Final Fairness Hearing
1207/11/2018514Order Postponing Final Approval Hearing
1302/21/2019537Agenda for Fairness Hearing
1708/19/2019558Amended Final Order and Judgment Approving the Second Amended Class Action Settlement
1811/18/2019580Certified Copy of Order from Seventh Circuit Affirming Judgment




As to the four Sample Cases, including Richardson v. Southeastern Conference/16C9980, Rose v. NCAA/17C1402, Langston v. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Ass’n/17C4978, and Weston v. Big Sky Conferences, Inc./17C4975:  Completion of fact discovery on issues relating to class certification consistent with the Court’s prior orders by January 20, 2023. Plaintiff’s expert reports in support of motion for class certification due on or before February 15, 2023. Plaintiff’s motion for class certification due on or before March 14, 2023. Defendant to depose Plaintiff’s experts by April 6, 2023. Defendant’s expert reports in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for class certification due on or before June 15, 2023. Defendant’s response in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for class certification due on or before July 14, 2023.  Plaintiff to depose Defendant’s experts by August 1, 2023.  Plaintiff’s reply in support of motion for class certification due on or before September 18, 2023.  The parties are to submit a joint written status report by December 15, 2022.