It’s hard to tell when you observe the attack on Amon Gordon’s dementia claim.
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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/02/25/courtroom-or-leopard-lounge/
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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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/11/03/mandamus-denied-players-facing-potential-jail-time-in-latest-funder-spat/
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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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/09/28/the-tap-dancing-nfl-concussion-settlement-judge/
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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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/30/perpetual-audits-ok-says-judge/
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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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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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/16/new-forms-set-retired-players-up-for-nfl-ambush/