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Sports Law - Feb 25, 2014: Losing Streak: Athletes Seeking Workers’ Comp. In California Suffer Setbacks

Professional athletes seeking to take advantage of California’s historically beneficial workers’ compensation scheme suffered back-to-back defeats to close out 2013. Even as public attention to the long-term effects of...more

Judge Brody rejects $765M NFL Settlement – Big Steps for mTBI

Last week Judge Anita Brody questioned whether $765 million would be enough to cover all the possible claimants in the NFL concussion settlement, and asked the parties for calculations to show that amount of the settlement...more

NFL And NCAA Under Increased Pressure To Manage The Long-Term Effects Of Concussions

In August, 2013, the NFL announced that it had reached a $765 million dollar settlement of claims by more than 4,500 players alleging that they were suffering from long-term consequences of concussions that the NFL had known...more

A Price Unknown: Settlement of the NFL Concussion Lawsuit

In late August, a class action lawsuit brought by former players against the National Football League (NFL) was settled for $765 million, a controversial price tag that raised questions even at the outset. ...more

Has Your Plaintiffs’ Mild TBI Gone Undetected? What NFL Concussion Litigation means for PI

MDL No. 2323 – the NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation has reached settlement with a degree of controversy. The premise of liability and the extent to which the NFL owed its players a duty to warn amid now decades of private...more

BRAIN Initiative The Next Grand Scheme

In April, President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative, a new research challenge aimed at unlocking how the human brain works and how brain ailments and injury might be addressed....more

NFL Concussion Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Earlier this month, a federal court in Philadelphia heard arguments about concussions in the National Football League (NFL). More than 4,100 plaintiffs, who are part of 222 consolidated lawsuits, are at the beginning of the...more

Riddell Found Negligent In Relation To Football Player's Injuries

One 17-year-old high school student had a life not that different from many other high school football players in Alabama. However, this football player's end is far more tragic than most, but sadly no longer becoming a rare...more

Will Liability Insurers Have a Duty to Defend the NFL in Concussion Litigation?

The recent expanse of litigation against the National Football League for concussions and other brain injury related claims contains hall of fame names and headline worthy accusations of failed safety measures. The bigger...more

Can Junior Seau’s Family Win Wrongful Death Suit?

In early May 2012, according to Oceanside, California police, former National Football League player Junio Seau was found in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and revolver near his body. Although Seau did not leave...more

Football Player's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The suicide of a former NFL linebacker, Junior Seau, in May of last year really caused a stir and served to raise questions surrounding safety in the game of football. As the medical community learns more about the impact of...more

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