Tag Archive: NFL Concussion Settlement

Aug 14

Retired NFL Players Face Financial Fraud

Group of Retired NFL Players Caught in Web of Financial Deceit

According to ongoing and recent NFL concussion settlement filings, a ruse of epic proportions threatens to devastate some former players who found themselves caught in an intricate web of deceit.

Aug 07

$500 Million Pitcher of Kool-Aid

Please don’t drink the Kool-Aid!

There’s a $500 million pitcher of Kool-Aid making the rounds and numerous people including many in the media have been consuming it in unhealthy quantities and risking credibility in doing so. Recently Co-Lead Class Counsel for the NFL Concussion Settlement, Chris Seeger, mixed up an especially sugary batch…

Aug 01

Updates!

I’m a bit behind in updating the blog homepage, so here’s a recap of our most recent work and also a few blasts from the past and other tidbits of interest.  ~Sheilla NFL Concussion Settlement Opt-Out cases are back in the news – sort of.  While not receiving mainstream news coverage some important developments are …

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Judge Hurls Lone Pine Order at NFL Concussion Settlement Opt-Outs. Could this be an axe to their cases?

True or False? The Constitution of the United States of America guarantees every injured party his or her day in court?  You’d have been correct with either answer.  While the Constitution does make that guarantee, other laws and pleading rules tend to cloud it. That’s the situation players who opted out of the NFL Concussion Settlement are looking at due to a recently filed order.

Crucial Motions Filed in Aaron Hernandez Lawsuit on Behalf of His Daughter

On October 16, 2017 Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez filed a loss of parental consortium lawsuit in Massachusetts Superior Court against three NFL entities and helmet maker Riddell on behalf of her daughter, Avielle. Two potentially important court filings last week bring the case back into focus.

A Quick Look at Changes to Claims Reports in the NFL Concussion Settlement

I went back to the reports link and clicked, to find that as the notice says, some information has been added and other information omitted. The biggest change appears to be in reporting of deductions from claims, previously entered as “Table 6” in previous claims reports. This section which included a breakdown of deductions from approved claims, consisting of liens, offsets as designated in the settlement, derivative claimant deductions, and the 5% common benefit deduction has been omitted from the new Summary Report.

NFL Concussion Settlement Issues Appealed to Third Circuit

“Though it is not perfect, it is fair,” was the opinion handed down from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in April 2016, when the appellate court ruled in favor of the Settlement designated to compensate retired NFLers for brain injury that was approved by Judge Brody in almost a year earlier in 2015.  While a group of players appealed the Third Circuit’s decision to the Supreme Court, in December 2016 the High Court declined to hear the case, finalizing the Settlement with player registrations beginning in January 2017 and claims submissions in March of that year. A year and a half into settlement implementation the Settlement has been plagued with problems and controversies, not the least of which are low dementia claim approvals, and NFL allegations of widespread fraud for which it seeks a special investigator.  Attorneys for the players dispute the pervasive fraud alleged by the NFL, a problem largely of their own making, but these are not the only areas where controversy exists. Like a boomerang, two of these controversies have made their way back to the Third Circuit…

Jun 06

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