Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

Between the Lines of the Special Master’s Status Report

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Reading Between the Lines of the Special Masters’ Status Report

On August 30, NFL Concussion Settlement Special Masters, Claims Administrator BrownGreer, and BAP Administrator Garretson Resolution Group released status reports that shed insights into the present state of the concussion settlement. The Special Masters report was the third to drop and the shortest of the reports but gave a lot to unpack, so I’ll begin there.

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NFL Cases

Our Document Cloud listing of cases involving the NFL or NFL players

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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

Roger Goodell the Junk Science Guy

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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SEC Sues Lawyer for Defrauding Cognitively Impaired Ex-NFLers

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On August 28, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Florida detailing unbridled fraud against cognitively impaired retired NFL players by a lawyer who once represented them.

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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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Psychology, Sociology and Law Intersect in Amon Gordon’s NFL Concussion Appeal

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