Yesterday I stumbled across an excellent article about working and dementia, that confirms in certain instances it’s desirable and health for people with dementia diagnoses to continue work. This has been a point of contention in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so the American Academy of Neurology article inspired a tweet thread that is almost a mini-article in itself. Please click the tweet to expand and read the thread.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/31/working-and-dementia/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/21/oral-arguments-in-the-evans-painkiller-lawsuit-against-nfl-teams/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/10/judge-brody-appoints-lawrence-stengel-nfl-concussion-settlement-fraud-investigator-at-nfls-urging/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/09/game-on/
And a quick update on the Dent v NFL painkiller lawsuit. I’ll try to get a story out soon.
(Click on the tweet to open the thread.)
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/07/will-lane-johnsons-discovery-requests-provide-answers-or-more-spin/
I think the Matrix analogy explains quite a bit.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/06/welcome-to-the-matrix/
Brain injury litigation update:
by Sheilla Dingus
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.
by Derek Helling
The legacy of Ploetz v. NCAA is playing out in two similar trials, both with very similar claims. If as successful as Ploetz was, the consequences for the NCAA along with its member conferences/institutions could be serious.
by Sheilla Dingus
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/12/05/if-i-only-had-a-brain/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/29/backdoor-deals-and-secret-agreements-between-nfl-and-nflpa-come-into-focus-as-the-discovery-battle-unfolds-in-lane-johnsons-lawsuit/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/29/new-report-suggests-upward-of-10-of-all-nfl-players-will-develop-cte/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2018/11/26/time-travel-not-as-absurd-as-you-may-think-when-it-comes-to-the-nfl/