Tag Archive: concussion settlement

Apr 17

The Blitz 4/17/17 – Updated!

💉Painkiller Pandemonium & the Cannabis Conversation🌿 New filing in the NFL Clubs painkiller lawsuit A casual reading of the complaint would indicate players seek damages from concealment and masking of their injuries by way of imprudent use of painkillers, however . . . In a new painkiller lawsuit court filing #NFL clubs play a game …

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Apr 10

The Blitz 4/10/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement I hope you’ll find my research helpful as I try to sift through the NFL Concussion Settlement chaos. https://t.co/pG6Egw7v1b — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) April 9, 2017 Incredible: a member of NFL brain damage committee whose bogus science helped trigger lawsuits now screening retired players for settlement https://t.co/q2Kp99ZWK6 — Patrick Hruby …

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Mar 27

The Blitz 3/27/17

🏈NFL Sidelines: Raiders relocation Reality Check. #RaiderNation @espn @957thegame @SaveOakSports #NFL pic.twitter.com/U183RNWskA — Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) March 25, 2017 Oakland mayor sends Roger Goodell a last-minute plan to keep the Raiders https://t.co/25TDVDdtOe via @jadubin5 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 25, 2017 OAK final plan to keep Raiders denied by Roger Goodell: ‘We have not yet …

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Mar 01

The Blitz 3/1/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: Dawson vs. NCAA Activity in Dawson vs. NCAA student athlete compensation lawsuit via @TweetsByBraden https://t.co/3EOz66qU0V pic.twitter.com/alPNv2CaIj — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) March 1, 2017 Motion practice in Lane Johnson vs. NFLPA, NFL In what can only be deemed as strange, NFLPA files motion opposing vacation of an NFL discipline award in Lane Johnson lawsuit. …

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Feb 25

The Blitz Weekend Edition 2/25/17

⚖Litigation Lane: NFL vs. Insurers NFL seeks to add bad faith claim against insurers over refusal to consent to concussion settlement: https://t.co/ybJAQM4LAh — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 25, 2017 In view of the new filing, which was a letter from the insurers to the Court, I updated the article I wrote last week. Here’s the …

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NFL Admits “Controversy Exists” with Insurers in Regard to Concussion Settlement

Sheilla Dingus February 20, 2017 Updated February 25, 2017 The NFL has been engaged in an ongoing dispute with its insurers in regard to concussions and who is responsible to pay for the damages.  Travelers Insurance, which is the second-largest U.S. writer of commercial property and casualty insurance, filed suit against the NFL in August …

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Judge Anita Brody’s Feb. 8 Concussion Settlement Conference

Judge Brody ‘s concussion settlement conference was livestreamed this morning so I took advantage and got a few notes in addition to some screen captures, and tweeted it out. Here’s the Twitter summary in case you may have missed anything.

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Feb 08

The Blitz 2/8/17

💡Concussion Discussion: Stream is 10:30 AM ET today! Link to watch: https://t.co/ZSsGm7v1or https://t.co/XjFosvhI0I — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 8, 2017 Attention former NFL players: IMPORTANT NEWS#NFL concussion hearing Wednesday to be aired live online https://t.co/Fzp5B5M3Kv — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) February 8, 2017 Whether you’re experiencing symptoms now or not register. If you don’t you’ll lose …

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Jan 06

The Blitz 1/6/17

NCAA Notes: Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post takes on the Seventh Circuit: Federal judges just compared college athletes to prisoners in their lack of ability to seek employee status. https://t.co/1vYEiHExSM — Warren K. Zola (@WarrenKZola) January 5, 2017 All self inflicted spending, most on bloated salaries and unnecessary amenities. https://t.co/Q2n7r1FcTw — The Legal Blitz …

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NFL Ordered by Appeals Court to Proceed with Discovery

The NFL’s insurers are not happy. Concussions are eventually going to cost someone a lot of money and it’s now a question of who’s going to be on the hook for the bill. NFL insurer, Alterra, first brought suit against the league in August 2012, as former individual players began suing for latent injury against the NFL in regard to the hidden and misrepresented danger of concussions. At first all the NFL’s insurers appeared to want was a bit of cooperation and an exchange of information, which seems reasonable if they’re expected to pay the claim. The NFL was not forthcoming, so the insurers pushed back.

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