Derek Helling is a journalist out of Kansas City, Mo., who covers the intersections of entertainment and sports with business, law, media and technology.

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The Moral Bankruptcy of College Football

Plantation college football

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Mike Peluso files lawsuit against NHL’s Devils

Mike Peluso lawsuit

  Read the complete lawsuit here.  

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“If I only had a brain”

If I Only Had A Brain

Brain injury litigation update: NFL ‘Goes for a Strike’ on ‘Generally Consistent’ Concussion Settlement Claims; Co-Lead Counsel Counters by Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’ by  NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability by   

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NCAA Amateurism Struggle Reminiscent of 1890’s Pullman Railroad Labor Struggle

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Updates!

update

I’m a bit behind in updating the blog homepage, so here’s a recap of our most recent work and also a few blasts from the past and other tidbits of interest.  ~Sheilla NFL Concussion Settlement Opt-Out cases are back in the news – sort of.  While not receiving mainstream news coverage some important developments are …

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NHL and NFL Concussion Litigation Updates

bandaged brain

Sheilla and Derek teamed up for a two part series analysing Judge Nelson’s ruling to deny class certification in NHL Concussion Injury Litigation, in part 1 and then forecasting what’s ahead in part 2. Part 1: Part 2: The NFL Concussion Settlement also saw a couple of noteworthy filings this week.  Sheilla details them with …

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From our contributors:

May 13, 2018 May 15, 2018

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Our latest articles look at recent filings and rulings in the NFL Concussion Settlement and the Climate of Brain Injury Denial in Canada

Part 1 of a 2-part series looks at a recent filing by Chris Seeger and his ambivalence toward the players he was appointed to represent: The mystifying puzzle of Judge Anita Brody: And finally, a look at the obstinance of Canadian media and doctors regarding the football-CTE link:  

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The latest from Advocacy For Fairness in Sports!

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Latest Articles 1/29/18

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