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Explosive Brief Puts Lane Johnson Back in the Game

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Lane Johnson Reenters the Game with Explosive Opposition Brief

Lane Johnson - Explosive Opposition to Summary Judgment NFLPA

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson found himself in the unenviable position of having most of his causes of action against the NFLPA dismissed in a lawsuit that has been waged for over two years.  Despite some disturbing pleadings regarding union misconduct and retaliation, Southern District of New York Judge Richard Sullivan denied Johnson’s motion for discovery and ordered him to respond to the NFLPA’s motion for summary judgment, which could put an end to his case.

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Neurologists Question NFL Concussion Settlement Diagnostics

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Texas Neurology Society Discusses the NFL Concussion Settlement

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Reprinted with permission. Article in Texas Neurological Society newsletter, questions diagnostic criteria for dementia diagnoses and urges NFL to use the opportunity the settlement presents to study brain injury in its population.

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Lane Johnson and Eric Reid Search for Truth about NFL Drug Testing

Lane Johnson, Eric Reid NFLPA PED

Lane Johnson’s response to the NFLPA’s motion for summary judgment is due today. UPDATE: An explosive brief exposing conflicting testimony between the NFL and NFLPA, and among NFL employees, as well as the NFLPA’s narrative to one federal court in contrast with an opposite narrative in a different federal court, puts Lane Johnson back in …

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Court Denies Lane Johnson Discovery on Drug Testing; Will Eric Reid Fare Better?

Lane Johnson, Eric Reid NFLPA PED

Two men are searching for the truth about the NFL/NFLPA drug testing program. Last week a federal court denied Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson’s discovery bid as Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid embarks on a quest of his own.

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Behold! A gifted horse!

Trojan Horse - NFL Concussion Settlement - Seeger- Goodell

Part II of a deep-dive on recent NFL Concussion Settlement developments:

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The NFL’s Appeal Withdrawal Resembles a Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse - NFL Concussion Settlement - Seeger- Goodell

To recap the latest developments in the strange world of the NFL Concussion Settlement, four events require closer examination.  The NFL’s unexpected withdrawal of a bombshell appeal; the subsequent cancellation of the hearing on that appeal, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger’s victorious PR campaign, and Her Honor, Judge Anita B. Brody’s substantive ruling on a mooted appeal.

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Who’s Behind the Curtain of the latest NFL Concussion Settlement Ruling?

Who's behind the curtain of the latest NFL concussion settlement ruling?

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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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