Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

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 On January 9, it was cancelled and announced that the NFL had withdrawn the appeal that prompted the hearing.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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NFL Concussion Settlement Updates 1/8/19

Goodell - NFL Concussion Settlement Updates 1/8/19

There are lots of recent developments in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so I wanted to get a quick piece out so you’ll have the most recent information in one place.

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Hearing Date Set for NFL Appeal of Generally Consistent in Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Settlement Hearing

Approximately 9PM EST, Podhurst Orsek filed a motion requesting leave to participate in the hearing. Details in the tweet thread. (Click on tweet to expand.) Update: @PodhurstOrseck has requested leave to speak at the January 10 #NFL Concussion Settlement hearing. It’s worth noting that Steven Marks is a member of class counsel. Clearly he has …

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January 10 Hearing to Be a “Pivotal” Point in the NFL Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Settlement Hearing

On January 2, Judge Anita B. Brody issued an order scheduling a hearing to finally determine the fate of the settlement’s “generally consistent” standard, and with it the fates of hundreds, or possibly thousands of retired NFL players. This is the first record of the issue on the public docket, however the preliminaries leading to the hearing began in the summer of last year.

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Working and Dementia

dementia work nfl

Yesterday I stumbled across an excellent article about working and dementia, that confirms in certain instances it’s desirable and health for people with dementia diagnoses to continue work.  This has been a point of contention in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so the American Academy of Neurology article inspired a tweet thread that is almost a …

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Judge Brody Appoints Lawrence Stengel NFL Concussion Settlement Fraud Investigator at NFL’s Urging

Lawrence Stengel

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Lawrence F. Stengel Appointed Special Concussion Settlement Fraud Investigator

Lawrence Stengel Appointed NFL Concussion Settlement Fraud Investigator

After months of NFL demands for a fraud investigator for the concussion settlement, and an initial deferment on the decision by Judge Anita Brody, on September 12, she granted the NFL’s motion after an unexpected reversal of position by Special Masters, and on December 10, ordered the appointment of former Eastern District of Pennsylvania judge Lawrence F. Stengel.

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“If I only had a brain”

If I Only Had A Brain

Brain injury litigation update: NFL ‘Goes for a Strike’ on ‘Generally Consistent’ Concussion Settlement Claims; Co-Lead Counsel Counters by Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’ by  NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability by   

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