Well, as much as we’ve heard from so many sources about Opting Out and Objecting to the NFL Concussion Settlement Offer deadline including major media and even some attorneys, we’ll admit that we also misunderstood the actual deadlines. Turns out the drop-dead final date to file your Opt Out paperwork was officially this past Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. There was a hearing last week on Thursday and Judge Brody refused to extend the deadline. It was also interesting that this past Monday was a postal holiday (Columbus Day) so many of you had to wait until Tuesday the final day to send in your postmarked Opt Out forms (was it a coincidence that the deadline was selected to be the day after a postal holiday?).
But the deadline for filing Objections was NOT also on Oct. 14, 2014! Turns out you can still file an objection (or add your name to one that’s already been filed officially) right up until the “Fairness Hearing” to be held on Nov. 19, 2014! At that hearing, Judge Brody will be hearing objections and details on key issues that many of the plaintiffs and their attorneys view as egregious and one-sided.