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Judge Appoints Special Master to Aid NFL Settlement Investigations

Susan Lin Appointed Special Master in NFL Concussion Settlement

In a surprise order that appeared on the docket July 15, Judge Anita B. Brody appointed Philadelphia defense attorney Susan Lin “to advise the Court regarding the protection of participants’ rights in the investigative process.”

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Funder Wants to Know Why Concussion Settlement Isn’t in Compliance with 3rd Circuit Mandate

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Funder asks NFL Concussion Settlement Court to Comply with Third Circuit Mandate

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On Friday Thrivest Specialty Funding filed a letter to Judge Brody inquiring as to why the Claim Administrator isn’t in compliance with a Third Circuit mandate.

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What do the Packers’ financials reveal about the NFL Concussion Settlement?

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What the Packers’ Financials Reveal About the NFL Concussion Settlement

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On July 12, Daniel Kaplan of the Athletic reported on a staggering drop in profits for the Green Bay Packers as revealed in their 2018 Financial Report.

This was a huge departure from the prior financials, in which the team gained $75 million in profit from operations in 2016 and $65.3 million in 2017. Since the publicly owned Packers are the only team required to release financial reports, their reports have often been viewed as a barometer for the NFL as a whole. The NFL Concussion Settlement was cited as one of their increased expenses.

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NFL Dirty Deeds Exposed in July 4th Weekend News Dump

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Part 1: A Shameful Claim Denial with Harmful Implications to Other Retired NFL Players A Letter from Chris Seeger Gives a Strong Warning to Players: Beware the NFL

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EXCLUSIVE: NFL’s Latest Dirty Deed Has Been Exposed

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If there’s one thing consistent about the NFL, it’s their passion in denying benefits to former players. Roxanne Gordon described how the NFL fought and fought until her husband Amon’s thrice approved claim was denied when the NFL was given a 4th bite at the apple, and then backed up with a final denial by Judge Anita B. Brody on July 2.
Judge Brody’s order was cryptic at best, alluding to references that were no where to be found. She did not attach supporting documents with the arguments she viewed just as she didn’t in two rulings on June 13, which I wrote about shortly afterward. The article had barely been published when I was contacted by Kendra Stabler Moyes, daughter of beloved Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, to tell me one of those denials was her father’s claim. Now the family affected by Judge Brody’s most recent ruling has come forward.

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3 Recent NFL Concussion Settlement Rulings

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

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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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“Hit or Miss?” Litigation Funding Issues in NFL Concussion Settlement take an Odd Turn

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On Thursday, Judge Anita Brody ordered former Rams and Redskins safety Toby Wright to arbitration with Thrivest Specialty funding. That she ordered the player to arbitration isn’t surprising considering an April 26 ruling by the Third Circuit, vacating her ruling that enjoined Thrivest from pursuing arbitration against a different player and her dismissal of Thrivest’s complaint against him, the tone of her order is somewhat curious.

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