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Washington Post: NCAA concussion case settles three days into trial

For a half-dozen years, courts across the country have handled a series of concussion-related lawsuits filed by former players and their family members, who felt football caused irreparable damage, sometimes even leading to death. The cases have been either settled, dismissed or are still locked in some stage of legal dispute. But Ploetz v. NCAA … Continued

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Boston Globe: Denied benefits, delayed payments, and the bureaucratic roadblocks of the NFL’s concussion settlement

On festive holidays, Ronnie Lippett, one of the hardest-hitting defensive backs in New England Patriots history, eats alone in his room because the sounds of family celebrations disorient and disturb him. He never leaves his home outside Boston without a small spiral notebook that contains his precise itinerary, floor plans of the buildings he visits, … Continued

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New York Post: Brain injuries haunt Patriots players from 3 Super Bowl teams

Forty-two players on the New England Patriots first three Super Bowl teams are part of a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and helmet maker Riddell alleging that they have symptoms of brain injuries caused by repetitive blows to the head during games and practices, according to a report. Please read the entire article on the … Continued

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NFL Player Receives Award in Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit

We currently represent hundreds of retired NFL football players in the NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit which is pending in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. We are pleased to announce that the Claims Commission overseeing the settlement of the class action has notified us that one of our players has received the first monetary award in … Continued

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Sydney Morning Herald: Concussion settlement cost NFL $1.3 billion

With James McManus launching proceedings against the Newcastle Knights, rugby league is entering similar waters that the NFL and other sports have already sailed. After years of former players being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious brain injuries, a $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) settlement was agreed in a class action against the NFL to … Continued

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The Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement

Connecticut Attorney Serving those with Sports-Related Head Injuries The National Football League (NFL) made headlines last year when it announced that it had reached a settlement for the head trauma and injuries which players had suffered over the last few years. The class action lawsuit was filed by former players who accused the NFL of … Continued