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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Mar 31 2019
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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Mar 30 2019
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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Mar 26 2019
It has been over four decades since I entered college at UCLA. I really enjoyed being a student/ athlete but I would be lying if I said there were not times when it was very difficult. Trying to balance school, practice, travel, games and yes socializing was not easy. Fast forward to present day and as the father of a soon to be student/ athlete, things have not gotten any easier.
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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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