If there was any doubt previously, an order issued by Senior Judge Anita B. Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May, 16, removes what lingering doubt may remain that the so-called NFL Concussion Settlement is about compensating brain-damaged players. In her order, she denied a motion for reconsideration of rules that will severely inhibit the compensation of impaired players, instead focusing her attention on protecting the NFL from alleged fraud.
Tag: Chris Seeger
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/nfl-concussion-settlement-no-longer-pretends-to-care-for-players/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/05/09/attorneys-argue-against-bait-switch/
“This is very personal to me,” said Gene Locks as he made his opening statement in an April 7 hearing of his motion for reconsideration of some newly adopted measures that will be extremely detrimental to retired NFL players with dementia, as they submit claims in the concussion settlement. Locks explained that he once played football and sometimes thinks, “what if.”
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/attorneys-defend-players-against-bait-switch-nfl-concussion-settlement/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/05/03/backstory-on-nfl-concussion-settlement-funding-issues-and-third-circuit-reversal/
Retired NFL players and their families may soon be asking “What happened?” when settlement funders start playing hardball to collect on their “loans” to players in amounts double or more the initial advance due to accrued interest.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/third-circuit-reversal-of-nfl-concussion-settlement-funding-advances-has-an-interesting-backstory/
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/04/28/attorneys-challenge-nfl-concussion-settlement-modifications/
“The April 11 Order imposes substantial amendments to the Settlement Agreement that are adverse to the Class and benefit the NFL.” Attorneys from Locks Law Firm, Podhurst-Orseck and Anapol Weiss wasted no time in getting to the heart of the matter in a recent motion for reconsideration of Judge Brody’s April 11 order.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/attorneys-challenge-changes-to-nfl-concussion-settlement/
“She’s gone too far now.” This response reverberated as strongly as a blast at ground zero because it came not from an attorney who frequently laments the difficulties of the NFL Concussion Settlement, but rather a voice seldom critical of Judge Anita B. Brody
I contacted numerous attorneys, asking for their impressions of Judge Brody’s newly imposed restrictions …
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/concussion-settlement-judge-delivers-gift-to-nfl/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/the-transformation-of-nfl-concussion-settlement-claims-administrator-orran-brown/
Late Sunday night, a motion dropped on the NFL Concussion Settlement docket outlining repeated audits of the same claims and requesting court intervention.
Permanent link to this article: http://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nfl-concussion-settlement/motion-asks-court-to-rein-in-nfl-concussion-settlement-audits/