Tag: Judge Anita B. Brody

You’re Fired!!!

Judge Anita B. Brody

UPDATED 5/26: Outside the concussion settlement, another terrible injustice is being exposed in Olympic Taekwondo. At What Price Glory?

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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

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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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NFL Concussion Settlement Isn’t About the Players Anymore

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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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Attorneys Challenge NFL Concussion Settlement Modifications

Chris Seeger-Roger Goodell

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