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Articles relating to Tyrone Keys Disability Lawsuit

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Will the NFL’s Insurers Finally Fracture the Shield with Discovery?

Will the NFL face discovery this time around?

Don’t forget to check out my previous post that details three recent decisions by Judge Brody in the NFL Concussion Settlement. Yesterday I learned that one of the anonymous claimants denied was the family of legendary quarterback Ken Stabler, and updated the story accordingly.  If you’ve already read the article, you can jump straight to …

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Will the NFL’s Insurers Obtain the Discovery that Evaded Players in their Litigation?

Will the NFL face discovery this time around?

“League of Denial” took centerstage at a hearing last Friday between the NFL and its insurers, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. Richard Pratt, one of the attorneys representing the insurers gripped a copy of the groundbreaking 2013 book, and placed it on the insurers’ table during the 75-minute hearing in which the insurance companies argued to obtain the discovery the NFL has evaded for seven years.

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3 Recent NFL Concussion Settlement Rulings

Roger Goodell NFL Concussion Settlement Balance of Power

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1 Judge 3 Rulings and the Balance of Power in the NFL Concussion Settlement

Roger Goodell NFL Concussion Settlement Balance of Power

Last week, Judge Brody issued rulings in three individual appeals, and in each instance, the appellee prevailed. In this instance, two appeals were players who sought to reverse denied claims and in the other, the NFL sought to kill an approved claim.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Atty Says “Release the 5 Percent”

Acho: Release the 5%

In a motion filed on June 4, attorney James Acho, implores the court to release the 5% holdbacks that have been deducted from every paid award since claims processing began for the NFL Concussion Settlement.

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Cognitively Impaired Player files Lawsuit Against NFL, NFLPA After 18 Years of Stonewalling

Andre Royal - The NFL Disability Monopoly Game

The NFL is inconsistent in many ways—player discipline, domestic violence, concussion protocols, and even enforcement of their on-field rules. Has anyone figured out what a catch is yet? The one area in which the NFL is the epitome of consistency is how they battle former players who seek to collect for disabilities resulting from their NFL careers. In both the CBA bargained disability plan and the concussion settlement, damaged players face an uphill battle to find recompense. “Delay, deny, and hope they die,” should be engraved on the cornerstone of every tax-payer subsidized NFL stadium. Such is the story of Andre Royal, as documented in a recently filed lawsuit against the NFL, the NFLPA and the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retirement Plan.

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Busy Docket Week!

This week the federal dockets were full of opinions, orders, and lawsuits concerning retired NFL players in both the disability and concussion settlement spheres as well as cases concerning other athletes. We’ll try to recap as many as possible over the weekend so check back in when you can.  The first story details an order …

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“Hit or Miss?” Litigation Funding Issues in NFL Concussion Settlement take an Odd Turn

Judge Anita Brody Hit or Miss

On Thursday, Judge Anita Brody ordered former Rams and Redskins safety Toby Wright to arbitration with Thrivest Specialty funding. That she ordered the player to arbitration isn’t surprising considering an April 26 ruling by the Third Circuit, vacating her ruling that enjoined Thrivest from pursuing arbitration against a different player and her dismissal of Thrivest’s complaint against him, the tone of her order is somewhat curious.

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Latest NFL Concussion Settlement Status Reports Released

NFL Concussion Settlement Status Report

x In other NFL Lawsuit news, Richard Dent has appealed the denial of his proposed class action painkiller lawsuit to the Third Circuit as noted below. His appeal has now been docketed at the Ninth Circuit as Case No. 19-16017. The appellant brief is due on August 22. (Yes, I marked this one on my …

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