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Retired NFL Players, Wives React to Recent Concussion Settlement Ruling

On Wednesday Judge Anita Brody issued a ruling in the NFL Concussion Settlement that prompted a wave of anger and despair for many members of the class action settlement.  In her order, Judge Brody denied the motion of Gene Locks in which he asked the court for permission to share administrative duties in the Settlement alongside Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger.
The first year of claims processing has been very trying for the retired players and their wives.  Many of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia claims have found themselves targeted for fraud.  Hundreds of others found themselves caught in a seemingly endless cycle of “preliminary review” in which their cases never seem to move forward.  Other legitimate claims have been outright denied because of the NFL’s aggressive opposition to claims and their influence jointly with Chris Seeger.  As of April 16, of 1,135 dementia claims filed only nine (9) have been paid.

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Master of deception NFL cries ‘Fraud’ in the Concussion Settlement

But – is it really fraud they’re objecting to or that they’re finding themselves caught in their own trap? On Friday, the NFL, in a couple of caustic motions, decried massive fraud on the part of players, lawyers and doctors in the NFL concussion settlement, while failing to acknowledge that this is a climate of their own making.

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Apr 09

Our latest articles expose some elements of the NFL Concussion Settlement that Chris Seeger and the NFL probably don’t want you to know.

These articles are possibly the most important ones I’ve written on the NFL Concussion Settlement to date;  

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Recent Law Firm Report Details How False Actuarials Are Being Used to Derail NFL Concussion Settlement Claims

“It is tragic that the victims of alleged deceptive practices by the NFL Parties, the Retired NFL Players, are being looked at with suspicion in a settlement that was supposed to help them,” writes the Law Offices of Hakimi & Shahriari, a firm representing over 250 retired players, in a detailed letter to the Special Masters overseeing the concussion settlement, which Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has obtained.

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Why Does Chris Seeger Sound More Like a Mouthpiece for the NFL than Advocate for Players in the Concussion Settlement?

The Settlement shines a flashlight on a major flaw in the American Justice System which causes the observer to wonder just how far the parties will go to cover the abuses.

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Letter to Judge Brody from Concussion Settlement Class Members

The undersigned Class Members wish to express our support of the motion of Class Counsel Locks Law Firm for Appointment of Administrative Class Counsel.  As the Settlement has reached the one-year mark of claims processing we have sadly learned that we were deceived by the NFL and our own Co-Lead Class Counsel, Chris Seeger.  The Settlement has devolved into a “bait and switch” scheme in which players and their families were sold a completely different program than the one aggressively marketed to them.

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Predators Lurk At Every Turn As Neurologically Impaired Ex-NFL Players Seek Concussion Settlement Relief

More retired NFL players died last year, than received an award from the much-heralded “billion dollar” concussion settlement.  According to profootballreference.com, 123 former players passed away in 2017.  From the time the claims process began last March, through the most recent claims report filed last week, only 110 claims have been paid to date.  In spite of this neurologically impaired retirees are still pursued relentlessly for whatever money they might by chance manage to receive.

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NFL’s Treatment Of Retired Players in Concussion Settlement Shows League’s Lack of Integrity

Roger Goodell and the NFL talk about integrity quite a bit.  Nothing is more important to them than the integrity of the game, they say.  Perhaps they need to invest in some dictionaries, because they speak of integrity but deliver the opposite.

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It’s Time To Declare The NFL Concussion Settlement A State Of Emergency

Daunting. Despicable. Dirty. Disastrous.   Those are just a few adjectives that come to mind when evaluating the NFL’s torrent of delays and denials of brain injury claims brought by former NFL players.  Mentally impaired men and their anxious families have been forced to jump through unconscionable hoops and endure painful audits, delays and denials while finding themselves accused of being liars and frauds by the league they once loved and sacrificed their health for.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Attorneys Respond to Law Professor’s Fee Recommendations

On December 11, Harvard law professor William Rubenstein filed a 47-page report with the Court detailing his recommendations regarding attorney fees as he’d been commissioned to do in September. His recommendations consisted of (1) Denying the 5% holdback from all approved awards to fund future implementation work on the settlement as requested by Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger, and (2) Capping individual attorney fees at 15%. The professor’s report appeared well reasoned and presented, but as pointed out in the 12 responses, he seemed to lack some critical information when he prepared the it, including correct actuaries on player demographics and anticipated awards as well as the immense difficulty in getting claims approved. Since Professor Rubenstein is a highly intelligent man, several attorneys have indicated to me that they wonder how he could have been shielded from current and pertinent information on which they feel would have changed the recommendations of the report.

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