Big Changes to NFL Concussion Court Handling of Claims Involving Settlement Funding

NFL Concussion Settlement Funder Rules

Quietly and curiously off the public docket, the Concussion Settlement Court revised its rules regarding third-party settlement advances. As you may recall, late last year, Funder Thrivest, petitioned for a writ of mandamus at the Third Circuit, asserting that Judge Brody had not complied with the mandate handed down by the Third Circuit Opinion a few months prior.

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The Blitz Top 10 Sports Law Stories for 2/9/2020

The Blitz

he Blitz counts down the 10 most interesting sports law stories from the past week with short summaries, article excerpts and links to keep you informed. Threatened litigation against the NFL for its Super Bowl halftime show is #10 and an age discrimination lawsuit against NCAA lands at #9. Check out the countdown as we work our way to #1.

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The Retired NFL Players Newsletter is Out

Advocacy for Fairness in SportsOur monthly newsletter for retired NFL players and their families went out this morning.  You can read it by clicking here.  This newsletter is specifically focused on issues that affect or may be of interest to retired NFL.  If you’d like to have the newsletter delivered directly to your inbox each month, please click the subscribe link at the upper left of the newsletter page or you can subscribe to one of our other newsletters by clicking here.

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What College Athletes Need to Know About Seeking Legal Aid

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Athletes are some of the most prized students at colleges across America. After all, they’re tasked with the difficult job of representing their school, while trying to take their own athletic careers to the next level. However, this also means that athletes often have to tiptoe around the various rules and regulations that are currently in play.

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Our First Newsletter Especially for Attorneys Just Went Out

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports News

Introducing our first “Attorneys Only” Newsletter with information of particular interest to sports lawyers and those representing athletes in various types of litigation.

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We’re Kicking Off a New Project!

The DocketIntroducing ⚖The Docket⚖

The Docket strives to keep you informed of current proceedings in numerous sports law cases.  Because we can’t possibly cover all of the important cases to watch, and not all of them find their way into ⚡The Blitz,⚡ we’re adding documents as we check the various court dockets we track

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Announcement:

You never know until you try, or at least that’s what they say. We decided to give Patreon a try, but it just didn’t work for us so we have closed down that account.  You can still support our journalism by using the various donation buttons around our site.  We depend on you, our readers to keep the bills paid so that we can have the tools we need to produce the stories you’ve come to expect from Advocacy for Fairness in Sports.  The holidays were rather lean so if you’d like to pitch in a few dollars, we’d really appreciate whatever you might be able to do.

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The 1985 Chicago Bears: A Legacy of Glory and of Pain

Super Bowl Shuffle

The 1985 Chicago Bears are considered to be one of the best rosters ever to come together in professional football. There was an intense rivalry between head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan—a rivalry so dysfunctional that it actually fueled the team. The offense, though thrilling, has been referred to as “aim, fire, shoot,” as alluded to in quarterback Jim McMahon’s line in the team’s Super Bowl Shuffle call to arms, “When I hit the turf, I’ve got no plan. I just throw my body all over the field. I can’t dance, but I can throw the pill.” From the defensive side, future Hall of Famer, Richard Dent is credited as saying that Ditka “is the reason we won Super Bowl XX and the reason we didn’t win three.”

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New Jersey’s SB 971 is the Compromise of 1850 Reincarnated

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New Jersey SB 971, a bill that advanced out of the N.J. Senate’s Higher Education Committee on Thursday, is a perfect representation of why these measures on a state level will fail to meet their stated goals. No matter how altruistic and heroic the intents of those who sponsor and support the bills in the disparate states considering similar motions are, the measures will ultimately prove as ineffective as the Compromise of 1850 in United States history.

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⚡The Blitz⚡ Special Super Bowl Edition, February 1, 2020

THE BLITZ

February 1, 2020 Our picks for the
Ten Most Interesting Sports Law Stories
from the past week. The Super Bowl may be the biggest game of the week, but it’s far from the only one.  Sports law never takes a break and we’ve got the “Main Events” covered for you here. Continue reading

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