Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

Co-Lead Class Counsel Petitions Court for $70.4 Million Fee in NFL Concussion Settlement

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  Objections Are Raised October 21, 2017 Sheilla Dingus On September 20, a motion was filed by three Texas law firms representing a group of players identified as “Alexander Objectors,”  asking Judge Anita Brody to compel compliance with an order that she issued on September 10, 2012.  The order, known as Case Management Order 5 …

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NFL Concussion Settlement is Becoming More of an Obstacle Course than Finish Line for Retired Players

NFL Concussion Settlement Maze

October 9, 2017 Sheilla Dingus The “bottomless” NFL Concussion Settlement, once regarded by NFL retirees as the conclusion to a long, hard fought race has devolved into a marathon maze laden with hurdles that appear to obscure any semblance of a finish-line. On August 15 a motion was filed asking the Court to determine proper …

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The Blitz 9/25/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of September 25, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: We’re witnessing one of the most important moments in sports history. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 24, 2017 📖Read of the Week: Paul D. Anderson captured both the legal and other ramifications of Aaron Hernandez’s Stage 3 CTE diagnosis in …

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The Blitz 9/17/17

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of September 18, 2017   📖Read of the Week: I was hesitant to use one of my own stories here, and I want you to know I AM NOT plugging my journalism skills, but rather Susan Owens’ story is so moving, so powerful, and so important – I …

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Delays, Denials, Dementia, and Death – the NFL’s Gift to R. C. and Susan Owens

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September 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus “I intimately know of the pain, responsibility and exacerbation and care taking of my husband who I thought would take care of me,” says Susan Owens, widow of former NFL/49ers wide receiver R. C. “Alley Oop” Owens.  “Instead, my husband turned into a stranger who seemed to hate me for …

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The Blitz

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News  Week of September 3, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: This week we have a tie: High school football is 7 times more likely than lightning to cause catastrophic injury. Yet we clear the stadium at sound of thunder. — Kent Johnson (@37919KJ) September 2, 2017 and The first Ezekiel …

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The Blitz – Week of August 27

The Blitz

Important Sports & Sports Law News Week of August 27, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: Happy Madden Day. I can enjoy a version of the @NFL where humans aren’t fleeced for their physical gifts & then tossed aside once broken. — Derek Helling (@dhellingsports) August 25, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement Bigger #Concussion Settlement …

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The Blitz

The Blitz

Important Sports and Sports Law News August 20, 2017 – Week in Review Tweet of the Week: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are” -Ben Franklin pic.twitter.com/MSRtHDVRBe — Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) August 19, 2017 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement Is the #NFL making it impossible …

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Claim Delays and Denials Taint NFL Concussion Settlement

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August 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus In June 2014, after Judge Brody threw out a $765 million concussion settlement agreement as insufficient the NFL agreed to an uncapped monetary amount which was approved on April 22, 2015 and became final on May 8, 2015.  As noted in an article that I wrote prior to payouts beginning, …

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NFL Concussion Settlement payouts begin – sort of…

Concussion settlement payouts?

August 7, 2017 Sheilla Dingus @SheillaDingus Monday August 7, was the final day for registration in the NFL’s “uncapped” concussion settlement, but for many players and their families, issues are far from settled.  Numerous former opt-outs, who had decided to pursue their own litigation against the league apart from the concussion settlement, opted back in …

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