This breakdown of the NFL motion examines and rebuts their arguments. I’ve included a Dick and Jane primer for Judge Alsup in case he needs some additional assistance in understanding the case.
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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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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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Jan 16 2019
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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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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Jan 13 2019
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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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