Tag Archive: NFL Concussion Settlement

Aug 25

Advocacy For Fairness in Sports Requests Information on BAP

On August 9, Sheilla emailed Chris Seeger and Scott George at Seeger Weiss requesting public access to information regarding the NFL Concussion Settlement’s Baseline Assessment Program (BAP). There has been no response or update to the reports on the settlement website.  The redacted portion of the email relates to an inquiry on behalf of an …

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Aug 14

Retired NFL Players Face Financial Fraud

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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.

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Aug 07

$500 Million Pitcher of Kool-Aid

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jun 21

New Concussion Settlement Filing Gives Peek Into NFL’s War on Claims

June 21, 2018 I didn’t have time to do an article, however this twitter thread, with attached PDF will give an idea as to the lengths the league will go to in order to circumvent payment of settlement awards.  The claim on which this brief is based is for a younger player with Level 1.5 …

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