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Dec 05

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“If I only had a brain”

Two new articles and one reboot, all updates on important brain injury litigation.

The new:

NFL ‘Goes for a Strike’ on ‘Generally Consistent’ Concussion Settlement Claims; Co-Lead Counsel Counters

For nearly two years the NFL has been seeking ways to knock down settlement claims one-by-one like stray bowling pins. In their latest move they’re going for a strike in order to shut down most future claims by retired NFL players suffering from brain injury by revising the terms of the agreed upon settlement.
While findings of fact on the part of the court-appointed Special Masters are not appealable under settlement terms, the NFL has filed an illegal appeal and convinced the court to grant a stay on payment of claims as it seeks a decision altering the settlement agreement. In response, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger writes
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And the reboot.  The NFL’s disingenuous, all over the place defenses in the Hernandez case had me stumped for a bit, and then, “eureka” I figured out the game and wrote about it in this update.

NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability

In a recent bid to have the lawsuit filed by the daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez dismissed, the NFL has, perhaps unwittingly revealed its strategy to kill future brain injury claims.  Last week I wrote about how the NFL is attempting virtual time travel to go back and rewrite the chronology of the Hernandez case. Now they seek to rewrite the lawsuit. As I’ve written previously, this, probably more than any other lawsuit is one that the NFL wants to stop in its tracks. Read More about “NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability”

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/05/if-i-only-had-a-brain/