Imagine you’re watching an old spaghetti western set in a town run by an aging saloon girl. A gang of gunslinging robbers have taken up residence in town but the saloon girl enjoys their flattery and tells the sheriff to “let them be,” and aside from an occasional flash of bravado he mostly does as he’s asked. There a subplot running in which a greedy banker is foreclosing on most of the widows in town and those whose husbands have been shot down by the band of outlaws and lay incapacitated. Those who resist the outlaws’ demands find their homes burning to the ground. The movie’s been running for two hours now and you’re wondering the cowboy in a white hat is going to ride in and restore order. Or will he?
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While the NFL Concussion Settlement is fund for payment of claims to for compensation of former player suffering from neurocognitive impairment, the fund for class counsel compensation is not. While the NFL is acutely aware of what it’s spending, and fighting claims with a fury, Co-Lead Class Counsel Chris Seeger seems to take no issue with spending with abandon. In a motion filed Thursday, attorney Lance Lubel asks the court to deny Seeger’s most recent fee petition and put him on a budget before there’s no money left.
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Two important briefs have been filed in the #NFL Concussion Settlement. One is an explosive brief that reads as an expose on quickly depleted common benefit funds meant to pay class attorney fees for the 65-year term of the settlement. In objection to Co-Lead Class Counsel Christopher Seeger’s most recent fee petition, attorney Lance Lubel …
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“Though it is not perfect, it is fair,” was the opinion handed down from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in April 2016, when the appellate court ruled in favor of the Settlement designated to compensate retired NFLers for brain injury that was approved by Judge Brody in almost a year earlier in 2015. While a group of players appealed the Third Circuit’s decision to the Supreme Court, in December 2016 the High Court declined to hear the case, finalizing the Settlement with player registrations beginning in January 2017 and claims submissions in March of that year. A year and a half into settlement implementation the Settlement has been plagued with problems and controversies, not the least of which are low dementia claim approvals, and NFL allegations of widespread fraud for which it seeks a special investigator. Attorneys for the players dispute the pervasive fraud alleged by the NFL, a problem largely of their own making, but these are not the only areas where controversy exists. Like a boomerang, two of these controversies have made their way back to the Third Circuit…
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Many wonder if they or the retired players will ever be paid November 21, 2017
Sheilla Dingus Andrew Brandt famously said, “There will be lawyers.” This statement is true and could actually be quite an understatement when it comes the NFL’s Concussion Settlement. On the surface one might think an uncapped settlement that …
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