Tag: NFL Concussion Settlement

The Third Circuit is Asking Questions

mandamus Judge Anita Brody Stephanos Bibas D. Brooks Smith Michael Chagares

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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

NFL Concussion Settlement Judge Anita Brody Thrivest

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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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

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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

SEC sues Cambridge Capital

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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