Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports General Interest Newsletter August 2019

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Our newsletter is out! Read all about our latest investigative sports law reporting here.

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NFL Concussion Settlement is Like a Wild West Shootout

Anita B. Brody

Note: This synopsis also includes the latest on the status of settlement advances with a “jump” to advance directly to that spot if you desire. New York Liberty Seek Justice for Women in Prison by Derek Helling  

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The NFL Concussion Settlement has Devolved into A Wild-West Shootout

Anita B. Brody

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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New Forms Set Retired Players Up for NFL Ambush

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New Concussion Settlement Claims Requirement Is a Set-Up For Denial

As a result of Judge Brody’s orders restructuring the MAF program, all but eliminating the settlement’s provisions and protections for pre-effective date claims, and narrowing the generally consistent standard to a hair-thin line, the claims administrator has developed new forms that whether or not by design, will lead players into a trap the NFL has long awaited.

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Attorneys Challenge Brody’s Attorney Fee Allocations in NFL Concussion Settlement

Anita B. Brody

Last Friday, Locks Law Firm, on behalf of itself and thirteen other appellants, filed a 68-page brief contesting Judge Anita B. Brody’s allocation of common benefit attorney fees to the Third Circuit.

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Buried in Documents

Sheilla buried in documents

I wanted to get an article out this week.  I really did.  But it’s just been one of those weeks where the documents (and some other interesting leads) continue to accumulate and as soon as I’ve settled on a subject to write about, something new has bumped it down further on the cue.  So–instead of an article, I’m going to give you documents this week.  Lots of documents spanning lots of cases starting with a consolidated brief filed by former Class Counsel to the NFL Concussion Settlement, Gene Locks,  appealing common benefit fee allocations that went primarily to Seeger Weiss.  The brief is accompanied by 13 volumes of supporting appendices spanning 9,891 pages.  You can find all the documents on our Document Cloud folder–or– I’ve linked two of particular interest below.

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Retired NFL Players Newsletter August 2019

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August newsletter for Retired NFL Players focuses on the NFL’s latest Concussion Settlement objection that seeks to disqualify and pursue criminal charges against players with dementia.

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The NFL Now Thinks Having Dementia is a Crime

Roger Goodell Wants to Send Former Players to Prison for Dementia Symptoms

In fact, the NFL now considers it a crime punishable by a 20-year prison term!

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The NFL Wants to Send Former Players to Prison

Roger Goodell Wants to Send Former Players to Prison for Dementia Symptoms

This is not an exaggeration. In an investigation that Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has been pursuing for the past two months, we’ve finally obtained evidence of the NFL’s latest bid to stop dementia claims in their tracks and to once and for all, put a lid on the uncapped settlement purposed to compensate players suffering from latent brain injury.

The NFL is seeking to permanently disqualify players from the settlement program and pursue criminal fraud charges against them if they feel they have “evidence” of a player misrepresenting any details of his condition.

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