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Sep 17

NFL Attempts to Sabotage Concussion Settlement Claims; Attorneys Respond

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Players’ Attorneys React to NFL’s Attempts to Sabotage the Concussion Settlement

Two weeks ago I reported on a disturbing development in the NFL Concussion settlement after acquiring an email that revealed the off-the-public-docket war the NFL is waging against dementia claims and in so doing attempting to alter the terms of the billion dollar-plus agreement.  The email, which was sent to attorneys representing twenty-three players whose settlement awards were approved, appealed by the NFL, and affirmed by Special Masters on the appeal, reveals the NFL’s attempt to appeal these awards yet again, demanding review by the AAP panel of doctors established to assist Special Masters in certain instances, and at their discretion.  The NFL’s demand, if granted will not only impact the twenty-three players whose twice approved awards hang in the balance, but every player who has a pending claim filed, or will in the future, file a claim for a monetary award.

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Sep 14

Judge Brody Approves Fraud Investigator for Concussion Settlement

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Fraud Investigator To Be Appointed for Concussion Settlement At NFL’s Request

On Wednesday, Judge Brody issued an order that will likely be the death knell to most dementia claims in the NFL Concussion Settlement after the Special Masters in charge of settlement operations made a request to the Court. In April, the NFL filed a motion requesting a special court-appointed fraud investigator, claiming that massive fraud was holding up valid claims.  A hearing on the motion was held in May, and on July 18, Judge Brody issued a notice stating that she would defer ruling on the motion unless either Claims Administrator BrownGreer of the Special Masters made the request.  I was present at the hearing and it seemed that the Claims Administrator and Special Masters were opposed at the time.  No reason for reversal of that opinion was stated in the Special Masters’ request, leaving one to speculate as to their changed position.

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Sep 12

Players see major win in NFL painkiller lawsuit at the Ninth Circuit

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Ninth Circuit Opinion on Preemption Revives Drug Lawsuit Against the NFL

In a long-awaited decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on September 6, delivered an opinion keeping a potential class action lawsuit against the NFL filed by Hall of Famer Richard Dent alive for further arguments.

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Sep 05

Newly acquired documents reveal NFL Scheme

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Recent Non-Public Documents Reveal NFL’s Latest Scheme to Screw Players Filing Dementia Claims

Exclusive: Advocacy For Fairness in Sports has obtained non-public concussion settlement documents which provide a glimpse into the NFL’s latest attempt to put the screws to players hoping to hold the league accountable for diagnosed neurocognitive damage sustained during their football careers. On August 30, the following email was sent to several attorneys representing players from Claims Administrator BrownGreer.

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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 18

Irv Eatman writes about transitioning after an NFL career

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