Sheilla Dingus

Sheilla Dingus founded Advocacy for Fairness in Sports in October 2016, after a stint with Defenders of the Wall, a New England Patriots based blog where she dived deep into the legal aspects of Deflategate. Along the way, she observed many inequities in sports and felt a need to address some of the under-reported stories in sports law. She draws from her background as a former professional dancer, who like many of the athletes she writes about, took an early retirement due to orthopedic injuries. After a return trip to college she worked for a legal software company, with seven years as a Project Manager and Analyst. She brings her analytical skills to the table in breaking down complex lawsuits, and enjoys pursuing her longtime interest in journalism.

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Repeat audits prompt attorney to question CA’s perception of reality

Orran Brown Because I said so

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/04/08/repeat-audits-prompt-attorney-to-question-cas-perception-of-reality/

Attorney Questions NFL Settlement Administrator’s Perception of Reality

NFL Concussion Settlement Orran Brown

In the high-stakes volleys and counter volleys to determine whether or not NFL Concussion Settlement claims can be audited multiple times, both Claims Administrator Orran Brown, and Pat Tighe of X1 Law have submitted final briefs to the Court.

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Battle between the NFL and its Insurers is Heating Up

NFL-Insurers Battle Heating Up

After a slow period of docket activity, the NFL and its insurers are slugging it out in the Supreme Court of New York as the insurers seek to learn what the NFL knew regarding concussions and brain injury and degree of related deception to players and themselves.

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Battle of the Titans – NFL v Insurers

under seal

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/03/31/battle-of-the-titans-nfl-v-insurers/

Break your arm and get sued. The strange lawsuit against Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung lawsuit

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/03/30/break-your-arm-and-get-sued-the-strange-lawsuit-against-patrick-chung/

Patriots Patrick Chung Breaks Arm; Gets Sued

Patrick Chung sued after breaking arm

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung had the bad fortune of breaking his arm early in the third quarter of Super Bowl LIII, and now his injury has placed him as a defendant in a rather strange lawsuit.

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Hogan v Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung Injury

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Audit! Orran Brown or Roger Goodell

Orran Brown or Roger Goodell?

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/03/18/audit-orran-brown-or-roger-goodell/

The Strange Transformation of NFL Concussion Settlement Claims Administrator Orran Brown

Orran Brown or Roger Goodell?

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.

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Orran Brown Defends NFL Concussion Settlement Audits

under audit

Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/03/14/orran-brown-defends-nfl-concussion-settlement-audits/