Category: Litigation in Sports

A very deep-dive into Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against the NFLPA

Lane Johnson, Judge Richard Sullivan, and DeMaurice Smith

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Newly acquired documents reveal NFL Scheme

Roger Goodell Screws Retired NFL Players

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Advocacy For Fairness in Sports Requests Information on BAP

Seeger Weiss email

On August 9, Sheilla emailed Chris Seeger and Scott George at Seeger Weiss requesting public access to information regarding the NFL Concussion Settlement’s Baseline Assessment Program (BAP). There has been no response or update to the reports on the settlement website.  The redacted portion of the email relates to an inquiry on behalf of an …

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Judge Claudia Wilken

Next month Amateurism will go on trial once again with Chief Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California presiding.  Judge Wilken also heard the O’Bannon case which also focused on antitrust issues.  Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has written a letter to Judge Wilken urging her to rule in favor of the athletes, …

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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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New Concussion Settlement Filing Gives Peek Into NFL’s War on Claims

June 21, 2018 I didn’t have time to do an article, however this twitter thread, with attached PDF will give an idea as to the lengths the league will go to in order to circumvent payment of settlement awards.  The claim on which this brief is based is for a younger player with Level 1.5 …

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The Blitz – 1/21/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: X x x x x x 📖Read of the Week: Michigan State officials couldn’t be bothered to drive three miles to watch Larry Nassar sentencing https://t.co/h2lG7suX8O Strong reporting via @DanWetzel — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement …

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Top Sports Law Feeds to Follow on Twitter

Justipedia Sports Law Follows

I’m very honored and grateful to be including among the notables on this list! #SportsLaw often comprises a number of other areas of law, click here for the best possible stream of sports law news and insights on Twitter >> https://t.co/8GqNzRKzlV pic.twitter.com/ysPFeYWGXv — Justipedia (@justipedia_com) January 17, 2018

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Latest Articles (Updated 1/15/18)

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The Blitz 1/14/18

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: “At this rate, the #NFL’s #concussion protocol is nothing more than words on paper. The only thing they appear to value less are the players on the field.” @donnovanbennett has some worthy suggestions if the NFL really wanted to solve the problem …

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