Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

Retired NFL Players Newsletter, June 2019

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports recently sent its first newsletter to retired NFL Players and their families. We plan to send updates approximately once per month, unless breaking news merits a special edition. We will also be creating newsletters for the general public and possibly “Attorneys Only” in the near future.

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You’re Fired!!!

Judge Anita B. Brody

UPDATED 5/26: Outside the concussion settlement, another terrible injustice is being exposed in Olympic Taekwondo. At What Price Glory?

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You’re Fired! Judge Brody Dismisses Player Advocates from Concussion Settlement

Judge Anita Brody

On Friday, Judge Anita Brody issued an order firing all class counsel not named Christopher Seeger.

The reasons stated in the order appear to be a smokescreen in that no class counsel are paid unless assigned work by Chis Seeger or Judge Brody. 

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NFL Concussion Settlement Power Plays Resemble a Game of Thrones

Anita Brody - Christopher Seeger - NFL Concussion Settlement

Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch’s recently published book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation, is a close-up examination of how repeat-player attorneys often compromise the plaintiffs they’re appointed to represent as the construct deals that reward defendants, their own bank accounts, and judges who favor efficiency over justice.  She has compiled 6 years of …

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NFL Concussion Settlement: Backroom Deals and Powerplays

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Transferee judges like Anita Brody have a tremendous amount of power in the MDLs assigned to them, so why don’t they monitor for deals that disadvantage plaintiffs? Or should that fail, why don’t attorneys who do have a vested interest in plaintiff outcomes object more vigorously? The answer lies in a strangely balanced power dynamic that sometimes resembles a “game of thrones.”

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The NFL Concussion Settlement is Going off the Rails

NFL Concussion Settlement Derailed

The NFL Concussion Settlement is going off the rails and the issues are systemic. Problematic from the start, collisions between player interests and the interest of the NFL have steadily accelerated with the NFL prevailing in most instances. Judge Brody’s latest ruling, severely restricting players’ choice of doctors, and adding extra layers of scrutiny to an already burdensome process while changing the entire dynamic in favor of the NFL has finally derailed what was once seen as a beacon of hope to suffering retirees and their families.

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Key Articles on NFL Concussion Settlement

Most NFL Concussion Settlement Opt-Outs Have Settled

A partial collection of key articles about the NFL Concussion Settlement by Advocacy for Fairness in Sports arranged topically and chronologically.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Isn’t About the Players Anymore

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NFL Concussion Settlement No Longer Pretends to Care for Players

NFL Concussion Settlement - Anita Brody, Roger Goodell, Chris Seeger

If there was any doubt previously, an order issued by Senior Judge Anita B. Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May, 16, removes what lingering doubt may remain that the so-called NFL Concussion Settlement is about compensating brain-damaged players. In her order, she denied a motion for reconsideration of rules that will severely inhibit the compensation of impaired players, instead focusing her attention on protecting the NFL from alleged fraud.

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Don’t Shoot the Doctors!

Orran Brown Roger Goodell NFL "Please don't shoot the doctors."

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