Orran Brown’s 28-page response to Patrick J. Tighe of X-1 Law’s motion seeking court intervention for multiple audits of a single settlement claim is very instructive although possibly not in the way Mr. Brown intended.
Mar 18 2019
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Mar 14 2019
In a 28-page response to Patrick J. Tighe of X-1 Law’s motion seeking court intervention for multiple audits of a single settlement claim, Claims Administrator Orran Brown asserts that he has the right to audit a claim as many times as he deems appropriate.
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Mar 13 2019
Yesterday news broke of what is likely to be one of the biggest scandals in the history of both sports and education. I recapped it on Twitter. (Click to open Twitter Moment content.)
⚡️ “Recap of College Admissions & Athletic Bribery Scandal”https://t.co/LHgWJX6a9Z
— Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 13, 2019
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Mar 10 2019
My examination of Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling and its immediate impact on college athletics and what’s needed for the long game.
Late Friday evening, Judge Claudia Wilken issued a long-awaited ruling in the Alston anti-trust amateurism case, officially known as In re: National Collegiate Athletic Association Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation in the Northern District of California.
While judgment was entered in favor of the plaintiffs, the victory rings hollow. Note the limiting nature of her opinion, despite for a second time, the first being O’Bannon, she found the NCAA’s practices to be a violation of antitrust law
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Mar 09 2019
Ernst & Young recently issued a report, Athletes Targeted by Fraud, stating pro athletes lost $334 million to fraud between 2013 and 2017 and another $160 million in fraud-related losses the prior eleven years. Missing amongst these astonishing figures are the countless frauds against athletes that have not been identified or publicly reported, making the true cost of fraud hard to fathom.
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Mar 05 2019
Over the last month or so I have watched several of the games from the new spring league, the Alliance of American Football. I found many of the games entertaining and if the “logo” bias were removed the games would likely be more appealing to a wider audience.
I am pulling for the league to flourish for several reasons. Number one, I always like pulling for the underdog, second I like anything that gives young players another opportunity to pursue their dreams and lastly watching AAF brings back memories of the three most enjoyable years I had in a different spring pro football league called the USFL.
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Mar 05 2019
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” In my “settlement buster series,” I’ll be taking a closer look at three things that can derail what appears to be a lucrative settlement, liens, bankruptcy, and taxes. Part 1 focuses on taxes.
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Feb 27 2019
Yesterday, I requested input from those involved in NFL, NHL, or NCAA concussion litigation to assist in a research project conducted by Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch of UGA School of Law. Professor Burch is studying retainer and contingency fee agreements of plaintiffs in mass tort litigation. You can read more about what she is studying and hoping to accomplish here. She’s done some groundbreaking work in exposing the shady side of aggregate litigation, and much of her scholarship can be accessed here.
I posted a survey that received ONE response. I have since taken it down. When I inquired of an advocate requesting assistance in gathering information, I was somewhat stunned by the response–one of skepticism as to the legitimacy of the research. Since it’s very easy to verify Professor Burch’s credibility, I am distancing myself from this project in case my attempt to gather data seems suspect to some. If you are interested in contributing, more info can be found on Professor Burch’s Blog.
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Feb 23 2019
A hearing is set for March 21, in which the NFL’s motion to dismiss the painkiller lawsuit filed by Hall of Famer, Richard Dent, will be argued before Judge William Alsup at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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