Here are two more filings from Judge Brody’s court on the NFL Concussion lawsuit settlement. One is a protection order to cover the master administrators of the settlement and the second filing is an update (incl Appendices) on progress so far as reported to Judge Brody.
Some interesting numbers on first glance:
“As of June 5, 2017, 14,507 people have submitted registration forms, including 12,082 Retired NFL Football Players, 546 Representative Claimants, and 1,879 Derivative Claimants.
“The Settlement Class Members are registering overwhelmingly through the online Registration Portal (over half of the registrations to date were submitted on an individual basis through the portal, while 39% of the registrations were submitted in bulk by law firms representing larger numbers of Settlement Class Members), and 55% of the Settlement Class Members are represented by counsel.
“BrownGreer is continuously processing registration submissions and working with Settlement Class Members to cure any deficiencies that may exist. In addition, BrownGreer is working to confirm claims of legal representation asserted on behalf of Settlement Class Members, including conflicting claims by different lawyers and/or law firms.
“Finally, as of June 5, 2017, 14,244 Settlement Class Members already have received Notices of Registration Determination that confirm their membership in the Settlement Class. Of these successful registrants, at least 9,526 of the Retired NFL Football Players are eligible to participate in the Baseline Assessment Program.”
This is a reminder that registration deadline is August 7, 2017!
And apparently two players have now been awarded claims already (not publicly named but their estates will actually be receiving the payments because they had to have been diagnosed with CTE post-mortem). You can read more details in a story from AP’s Barry Wilner by clicking HERE.
We’ve uploaded both filings along with Appendices to Scribd to make it easy to view, print and download. You can click on the Full Screen button in the lower right corner of each document window for easier reading (just hit the Small Screen icon in the upper right corner to close).