You Know You Have a Problem When…

So the court-appointed Special Master overseeing the administration and execution of the NFL concussion lawsuit settlement was asked to find a way to provide a simple and easy-to-understand FAQ with details and instructions for retired NFL players to navigate the … Continue reading

Judge Brody Summary • Nov 13 2017 Hearing

Judge Anita Brody’s statement on her closed hearing from Nov 13 2017 on the NFL Concussion Settlement with Chris Seeger, the NFL attorneys and a Special Master representative. … Continue reading

When Things Start to Smell Funny…

Interesting week and it’s still not over yet. On Friday, Locks Law Firm, Zimmerman Reed, Girardi Keese, Goldberg Persky White, McCorvey Law and Pope McGlamry filed letters of objection with Judge Anita Brody. This was to protest the short notice … Continue reading

Mad as Hell…

If nothing else makes you mad as hell, then this certainly will… For all you players who have already applied for your settlement and continue to wade through the process (What else is new?) while the lawyers continue battle it … Continue reading

And Now – Lawyers Screwing Lawyers

Well, now comes the single most important part for the lawyers in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit – but you knew this was coming! Here’s a copy of the 22-page declaration from Seeger & Weiss filed on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 … Continue reading

Concussion Lawsuit Plaintiffs: How Much is Enough?

More of the plaintiffs in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit just filed their objections to the high “industry-standard” fees that many of their designated attorneys are expecting to receive should a clear settlement actually come through. As cited, most of these … Continue reading

One More Court-Ordered Shark Alert

Last month, we posted a Shark Alert about the nasty attorneys who have been using every dirty trick they can to get retired players to sign up for “legal representation” in order to get an unearned cut of their possible … Continue reading

Updates on the Concussion Settlement

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 … Continue reading

Shark Warning

Over the years, many of you have told me about those high-end loan scammers who have taken advantage of your situation while awaiting disability and pension settlements pending through the courts and arbitration processes. Not that different from high-interest check … Continue reading

Concussion Settlement Misinformation Continues…

It’s always a good thing when the media continues to cover the plight of the retired players. But is it just me or do the stories keep getting more and more inaccurate? I mean, where do they come up with … Continue reading

Déjà vu… Again!

In a move that’s sure to sound familiar to most retired players who have tried to access their earned disability benefits in the past, lawyers from both sides of the concussion “settlement” have agreed to the NFL’s proposal to set … Continue reading

Sheilla Dingus: The Lawyers’ Feeding Frenzy

We’re watching the REAL fight now that Judge Brody has declared the concussion lawsuit as a done deal. And it’s not for the retired players. If these lawyers had put in half the energy they”re now putting into their battle … Continue reading

Adult Supervision Called In

In my years of involvement with retired players, I don’t recall ever seeing any cases where the players have taken each other on over who-gets-what. Not so of course when it comes to lawyers apparently. Which is another obvious tactic … Continue reading

And Now the Fun Begins…

Well, now that the final concussion lawsuit settlement offer got approved and crammed down the retired players’ throats without so much as a Discovery phase or a full open trial, things are actually going to get very interesting. While there … Continue reading

Next Steps for NFL Concussion Settlement

Earlier this morning, Judge Anita Brody from US District Court in Philadelphia opened a status conference for retired players to update everyone on the next steps to apply and qualify for their potential settlements. In a first, the conference was … Continue reading