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Mandamus Denied, Players facing Potential Jail Time in Latest Funder Spat

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NFL Concussion Settlement, Funder Power Tugs Leave Players in a Knot

player in a knot

Power struggles between settlement funder Thrivest, settlement administration and the court(s) have left players who took advances from Thrivest Specialty Funding in seemingly no-win knot that threatens to nullify their settlement awards should they manage to navigate the road of red-tape and receive one. The most recent ramifications of this point to two former players who’ve been sanctioned and stand the risk of jail time should they continue to fail to comply with an arbitration mandate that requires them to place disputed funds in escrow.

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The Tap Dancing NFL Concussion Settlement Judge

Judge Anita B Brody tap dances in mandamus spotlight

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NFL Concussion Settlement Judge Tap Dances Under Mandamus Spotlight

Judge Anita B Brody tap dances in mandamus spotlight

On Friday, Judge Anita B. Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered a brief that could be described as a “tap dance” as she seeks to avoid Third Circuit scrutiny following a petition for writ of mandamus directed at her handling of settlement advances.

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Perpetual Audits “Ok” Says Judge

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Infinite Audits Are Ok Rules NFL Concussion Settlement Judge

nfl concussion settlement audit roger goodell

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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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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Three NFL Concussion Settlement Status Reports Released

NFL Concussion Settlement Status Report

Three status reports were released on Monday, detailing various aspects of the NFL Concussion Settlement; one each from the Special Masters, Claims Administrator, and BAP Administrator.  The reports provide a great deal of information, and the BAP report is especially revealing. 

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