The mass tort news of the week is today’s start of the first trial against the NCAA regarding concussions. The trial is in Dallas, and features prominent plaintiff and defense lawyers. A detailed story about the plaintiff, Greg Ploetz, is provided by a May 24, 2018 post at Deadspin. Live coverage of the trial is available on Courtroom View Network for those willing to pay to watch. Meanwhile, some concussion issues are up in the Ohio Supreme Court.

These cases are important for a range of reasons, including the reaction of jurors to the science that will be presented, including biomarkers.