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NFL Concussion Settlement Isn’t About the Players Anymore

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NFL Concussion Settlement No Longer Pretends to Care for Players

NFL Concussion Settlement - Anita Brody, Roger Goodell, Chris Seeger

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.

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Don’t Shoot the Doctors!

Orran Brown Roger Goodell NFL "Please don't shoot the doctors."

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“Please Don’t Shoot the Doctors” NFL Settlement Attys Ask

Orran Brown Roger Goodell NFL "Please don't shoot the doctors."

About the only thing that the claims administrator and class counsel seemed to agree on at an April 7 hearing on changes related to MAF Physicians was that more doctors are needed to examine players for benefits in the NFL Concussion Settlement, and an April 10 submission by Locks Law Firm demonstrates how doctors have been blindsided leaving a void for retired player exams.

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Attorneys Argue Against Bait & Switch Changes to NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL Concussion Settlement is starting to look like a bait and switch scheme

 

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Attorneys Defend Players Against Bait & Switch NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL Concussion Settlement is starting to look like a bait and switch scheme

“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.”

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The Strange Transformation of NFL Concussion Settlement Claims Administrator Orran Brown

Orran Brown or Roger Goodell?

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.

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Did Seeger Weiss Break the NFL Concussion Settlement Bank?

Did Chris Seeger Break the Bank?

While the NFL Concussion Settlement is fund for payment of claims to for compensation of former player suffering from neurocognitive impairment, the fund for class counsel compensation is not.  While the NFL is acutely aware of what it’s spending, and fighting claims with a fury, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger seems to take no issue with spending with abandon.  In a motion filed Thursday, attorney Lance Lubel asks the court to deny Seeger’s most recent fee petition and put him on a budget before there’s no money left.

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

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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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