Tag: Christopher Seeger

1 Judge 3 Rulings and the Balance of Power in the NFL Concussion Settlement

Roger Goodell NFL Concussion Settlement Balance of Power

Last week, Judge Brody issued rulings in three individual appeals, and in each instance, the appellee prevailed. In this instance, two appeals were players who sought to reverse denied claims and in the other, the NFL sought to kill an approved claim.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Atty Says “Release the 5 Percent”

Acho: Release the 5%

In a motion filed on June 4, attorney James Acho, implores the court to release the 5% holdbacks that have been deducted from every paid award since claims processing began for the NFL Concussion Settlement.

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You’re Fired! Judge Brody Dismisses Player Advocates from Concussion Settlement

Judge Anita Brody

On Friday, Judge Anita Brody issued an order firing all class counsel not named Christopher Seeger.

The reasons stated in the order appear to be a smokescreen in that no class counsel are paid unless assigned work by Chis Seeger or Judge Brody. 

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NFL Concussion Settlement Power Plays Resemble a Game of Thrones

Anita Brody - Christopher Seeger - NFL Concussion Settlement

Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch’s recently published book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation, is a close-up examination of how repeat-player attorneys often compromise the plaintiffs they’re appointed to represent as the construct deals that reward defendants, their own bank accounts, and judges who favor efficiency over justice.  She has compiled 6 years of …

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NFL Concussion Settlement: Backroom Deals and Powerplays

NFL Concussion Settlement-Brody-Seeger-Power Dynamic

Transferee judges like Anita Brody have a tremendous amount of power in the MDLs assigned to them, so why don’t they monitor for deals that disadvantage plaintiffs? Or should that fail, why don’t attorneys who do have a vested interest in plaintiff outcomes object more vigorously? The answer lies in a strangely balanced power dynamic that sometimes resembles a “game of thrones.”

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The NFL Concussion Settlement is Going off the Rails

NFL Concussion Settlement Derailed

The NFL Concussion Settlement is going off the rails and the issues are systemic. Problematic from the start, collisions between player interests and the interest of the NFL have steadily accelerated with the NFL prevailing in most instances. Judge Brody’s latest ruling, severely restricting players’ choice of doctors, and adding extra layers of scrutiny to an already burdensome process while changing the entire dynamic in favor of the NFL has finally derailed what was once seen as a beacon of hope to suffering retirees and their families.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Isn’t About the Players Anymore

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Concussion Settlement Judge Delivers Early Christmas Gift to NFL

Brody-Seeger-Goodell

BUT While Settlement claims languish, opt-out plaintiffs are getting paid.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Administrator Defends Right to Audit Claims at Will

under audit

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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Welcome to the Twilight Zone

Law360 Excerpt

I’d also like to thank Ryan Boysen and Law 360 for helping to clarify the record. Atty, Blogger Fight Back In NFL Concussion Deal Spat Excerpt regarding Advocacy for Fairness in Sports:  

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