Tag: Judge Anita B. Brody

The Third Circuit is Asking Questions

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Third Circuit Demands Answers from Concussion Settlement Judge

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A few days I wrote that a litigation funder is seeking a writ of mandamus at the Third Circuit, asking the appeals court to enforce their Opinion and mandate. Petitioning for a writ of mandamus is viewed as an extraordinary measure, and as such, it is considered bold and used infrequently. The Third Circuit wasted no time in seeking answers from NFL Concussion Settlement Judge Anita B. Brody.

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Funder Thrivest Petitions for Writ of Mandamus

NFL Concussion Settlement Judge Anita Brody Thrivest

Claims Judge Brody is Non-Compliant with Third Circuit Ruling Update: The Third Circuit has ordered Judge Brody to respond by October 4.

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Funder Seeks Mandamus Compelling District Court to Obey Appellate Mandate

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The issue of settlement funding and claim advances in regard to the NFL Concussion Settlement continues to become more and more bizarre. On September 19, Thrivest Specialty Funding petitioned the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for a writ of mandamus, asking the appellate court to enforce their mandate.

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Attorneys Foil NFL’s Junk Science Pitch in Concussion Settlement

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Attorneys Foil NFL’s Junk Science Objection in Concussion Settlement

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Considering Judge Anita B. Brody’s numerous questionable decisions tilting the Concussion Settlement in favor of the NFL, it’s nice to report a departure from the norm. In an objection that managed to fly under the radar until an “implementation decision” was rendered, on August 20, Judge Brody rejected the NFL’s junk science pitch in regard to an Alzheimer’s claim.

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Perpetual Audits “Ok” Says Judge

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Infinite Audits Are Ok Rules NFL Concussion Settlement Judge

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Last week Judge Anita B. Brody denied a motion filed in February by attorney Patrick J. Tighe filed asking the court to limit audits on concussion settlement class members to one per claim, as many of the players he represents emerged from one audit only to be plunged into another shortly afterward. Whenever a claim enters an audit, processing of the claim stops. The claims administrator requests whatever information he feels is relevant to the audit and interviews doctors and pretty much puts every aspect of the claim as well as every person associated with it under a magnifying glass with no timetable for completion of the audit.

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“Correct the mistake,” Motion tells the Court

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Player’s Concussion Settlement Motion Puts the Judge on the Hotseat

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Amon Gordon was a defensive lineman for 9 seasons in the NFL, shuffling from team to team as his injuries began to accrue. He never entered the higher echelon of the pay NFL pay scale and often worked for league minimums as he battled through surgeries for various orthopedic injuries and rehab became a way of life. What did he get for his time in the NFL aside from a whirlwind tour of 11 cities with repeat stops in Nashville and Seattle over the course of his 9 years in the league?

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