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Alarming revelations about the NFL Concussion Settlement Common Benefit, and a Disturbing Trend in High School Football

Did Chris Seeger Break the Bank?

Did Seeger Weiss Break the NFL Concussion Settlement Bank? by Sheilla Dingus HBO Real Sports Profiles a Disturbing Trend in High School Football by Derek Helling

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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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Law Firm Asks Judge to Reconsider NFL Concussion Settlement Ruling

Beep beep! NFL v Seeger

On January 22, attorney Patrick Tighe of X1 Law filed a motion asking Judge Anita Brody to reconsider her recent ruling on the generally consistent concussion settlement provision.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Updates

Boom!

Two important briefs have been filed in the #NFL Concussion Settlement. One is an explosive brief that reads as an expose on quickly depleted common benefit funds meant to pay class attorney fees for the 65-year term of the settlement.  In objection to Co-Lead Class Counsel Christopher Seeger’s most recent fee petition, attorney Lance Lubel …

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The NFL’s Appeal Withdrawal Resembles a Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse - NFL Concussion Settlement - Seeger- Goodell

To recap the latest developments in the strange world of the NFL Concussion Settlement, four events require closer examination.  The NFL’s unexpected withdrawal of a bombshell appeal; the subsequent cancellation of the hearing on that appeal, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger’s victorious PR campaign, and Her Honor, Judge Anita B. Brody’s substantive ruling on a mooted appeal.

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Why the NFL’s Concussion Settlement Appeal Withdrawal Isn’t Good News

Who's behind the curtain of the latest NFL concussion settlement ruling?

A hearing to decide the fate of the one of two paths of qualification for monetary awards in the oft-heralded but largely problematic NFL Concussion Settlement was scheduled for January 10. On January 9, it was cancelled and announced that the NFL had withdrawn the appeal that prompted the hearing. Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger proclaimed victory over the NFL and its “meritless appeal,” but in reality, the NFL got everything it asked for and more, so there’s pause to consider if someone was behind a curtain and how things sometimes are not what they appear to be.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Hearing Cancelled

Judge Anita B. Brody Cancels Concussion Settlement Hearing

Here’s the quick version.  I’ll write more tomorrow.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Updates 1/9/19

Judge Anita B. Brody Cancels Concussion Settlement Hearing

January 9, 2019 Sheilla Dingus To summarize today’s update in one sentence: the hotly anticipated NFL Concussion Settlement hearing on the NFL’s appeal of generally consistent was cancelled.  I had driven about three-quarters of the way to Philadelphia when I got word that the hearing was off.  I just returned home after 10 hours of …

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