Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Settlement Administrator Defends Right to Audit Claims at Will

under audit

In a 28-page response to Patrick J. Tighe of X-1 Law’s motion seeking court intervention for multiple audits of a single settlement claim, Claims Administrator Orran Brown asserts that he has the right to audit a claim as many times as he deems appropriate.

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A Quick Peek at How Taxes Can Cut into a Settlement Award

Uncle Sam Wants Your Money

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Death, Taxes and Lawsuit Settlements

Uncle Sam Wants Your Money

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” In my “settlement buster series,” I’ll be taking a closer look at three things that can derail what appears to be a lucrative settlement, liens, bankruptcy, and taxes. Part 1 focuses on taxes.

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Motion Asks Court to Rein In NFL Concussion Settlement Audits

Roger Goodell NFL endless audits

Late Sunday night, a motion dropped on the NFL Concussion Settlement docket outlining repeated audits of the same claims and requesting court intervention.

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NFL Concussion Settlement: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

BrownGreer Status Report

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BrownGreer Releases 4th NFL Concussion Settlement Claims Report

BrownGreer Status Report

On February 15, Claims Administrator Orran Brown of BrownGreer released his fourth status report on the state of the NFL Concussion Settlement. The first topic addressed is monetary awards. Brown states that the date for submission of pre-effective date claims has now passed. He says that

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Welcome to the Twilight Zone

Law360 Excerpt

I’d also like to thank Ryan Boysen and Law 360 for helping to clarify the record. Atty, Blogger Fight Back In NFL Concussion Deal Spat Excerpt regarding Advocacy for Fairness in Sports:  

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The NFL Concussion Settlement Spins Toward the Bizarre

NFL Concussion Settlement Twilight Zone

No journalist wants to be the subject of her own story, but here we are in  2019, and life is indeed strange.  On February 5, Co-Lead Class Counsel for the NFL Concussion Settlement, Christopher Seeger filed a brief on the public docket.  His brief followed shortly after a brief filed by the NFL, responding to attorney Patrick Tighe’s motion for reconsideration of a recent order issued by Judge Anita B. Brody.

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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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