Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

Attorney Goes on Offense Against NFL’s Spotty Misrepresentations in Gordon Case

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Attorney Goes on Offense Against Spotty NFL Arguments

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The NFL has shown time and again that it’s a leopard that never changes its spots. In response to an appeal by a nine-year defensive lineman who was diagnosed with severe dementia at the young age of 33, the NFL has continued to repeat the same numbing refrain that it has for the better part of three years in its quest to stop dementia claims in their tracks, especially the claims of younger players, whom the NFL doesn’t want to admit are damaged, nor does it want to pay the high-dollar awards that younger claimants qualify for.

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Courtroom or Leopard Lounge?

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

It’s hard to tell when you observe the attack on Amon Gordon’s dementia claim.

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Concussion Appeal Confirms the NFL Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

Courtroom or Leopard Lounge? When you consider the NFL and its highly paid Paul Weiss lawyers are the symbolic leopards in this picture it’s really hard to tell the difference. There’s an adage among lawyers that says, “If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the law is on your side argue the law. If neither the facts nor the law is on your side, yell the loudest.” Brad Karp and Bruce Birenboim of Paul Weiss have refined the latter to an art in their representation of the NFL, along with developing mastery in deflecting away from the real issues their opponents raise while reiterating a one-sided refrain that repeats over and over until the officers of the court are sufficiently programmed to sing along.

Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than their latest briefing in the Amon Gordon appeal.

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The Blitz 2/23/2020

The Blitz

We’ve compiled the most unique, impactful and compelling sports law stories for you in one digest counting down the Top Ten Stories of the Week.

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

NFL Concussion Settlement Funder Rules

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NFL Concussion Court Changes Direction on Settlement Funders

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 Retired NFL Players Newsletter is Out

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Our 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 …

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The Blitz 1/26/2020

The Blitz

Football, baseball, gymnastics, cannabis, concussions, sneakers, church, and “The Bachelor” all made sports law news last week. Here’s our review of what you need to know.
10. Seeger Weiss To Spend $5M Of Concussion Education Fund
9. Breaking Down Michael Avenatti’s Nike Extortion Trial
8. Court Sacks ‘Seasonal Worker’ Status for Injured NFL Player

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What’s with the trend of ignoring judicial mandates?

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