Four concussion lawsuits combined

Updated: January 31, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- At least four lawsuits blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease will be consolidated in Philadelphia, and more could follow.

A U.S. judicial panel approved requests Tuesday by the NFL and plaintiffs lawyers to try similar cases before Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia.

The lawsuits represent more than 300 retired players or spouses, including two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon.

"(This) allows Judge Brody ...

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