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The Blitz 11/26/17

The Blitz

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week of November 26, 2017 🐦Tweet of the Week: ⚖️Litigation Lane: Adrian Robinson Wrongful CTE Death Lawsuit I’ve selected this lawsuit as this week’s “headliner” because if the suit makes it back to State Court (and I think there’s a good chance) it could be a game-changer. My update …

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The Blitz 5/1/17

⚖️Litigation Lane: NHL Concussion Injury Litigation NHL Looks To Eject 2 Ex-Players From Head Injury MDLhttps://t.co/45E7i4O4YF #TBI #CTE #NHLPA — NFLCSFacts (@NFLObjectors) April 30, 2017 “NHL Not Backing Down Despite Loss On Concussion Docs”. @ZachZagger examines the arguments, https://t.co/Xco51IYAPC pic.twitter.com/jli44eUUxK — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) April 30, 2017 More on #NHL litigation: NHL Denies Proof Of …

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The Blitz 12/14/17

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Player Rights, Health & Safety: I published an article yesterday on Illinois Senate Bill 12 which if passed will curtail workers’ compensation benefits to professional athletes.  This is an article from Derek Helling.  In it he brings out some additional facts and takes a different perspective that I did, but pretty much arrives at the same …

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What does Illinois Senate Bill 12 Really Mean in Regard to Pro Athletes?

injury during Bears/Titans game

Just prior to Super Bowl LI, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith made news when he blasted Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey for endorsing a bill currently before the Illinois senate which would reduce workers compensation benefits to professional athletes. Illinois, which to this point has been one of the most progressive states in regard to workers comp, has as part of their state Workers Compensation Act, a provision that pays a wage differential benefit to permanently disabled workers through age 67. Senate Bill 0012 proposes to cut this benefit in regard to professional athletes at age 35.

When the bill, along with the fact that the owners of professional sports teams in Chicago, including the Chicago Bears support the bill, became known, Smith lashed out, referring to the bill as “just another way to bankroll the coffers of the rich owners who own these teams at the expense of the players who actually do all the work.” He further stated…

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