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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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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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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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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Jan 07 2018
Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week In Review ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #NFL #Concussion Lawyers Question Expert’s Analysis of Attorney Fees https://t.co/0v1KrFgGaa via @MMitchellTLI — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 5, 2018 Part 4 (and the final part) of my series on Concussion Settlement FAQs Part 4 of my series on #NFL #Concussion Settlement …
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I recall stories related to me by retired players who are struggling and their family members. Men who constantly get lost and then sit in their cars for hours waiting to gain their bearings and figure out where they are so they can drive home or for someone in their family to find them. Men who have difficulty remembering how to get dressed. Men who can’t remember how to use a can opener. Just before Christmas a distraught wife told me how difficult it was for her when she gave her husband a Christmas card for their daughter for him to sign. She said that he looked at her with a blank stare and then asked, “Should I just sign it [first name]? She had to remind him, “No, sign it ‘Dad.’” I could go on and on. But the FAQs these guys are supposed to understand need to be deciphered so onward I suppose. The remaining FAQs address lawyers and liens.
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Dec 03 2017
Essential Sports & Sports Law Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: Absolutely worth a read: Is This the End of the NFL? https://t.co/YHcpMFoyGy via @intelligencer — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 27, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement #NFL #Concussion Settlement News: Chris Seeger is at it again! While the situation is far from humorous, …
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