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December 17, 2012 ~ The NFL and Concussions (continued)

We noted last time that the Master Complaint filed on behalf of the ex-players in the concussion litigation relies in part on the Mike Webster case.1 In that case, the Board that administered a retirement and disability plan for ex-players and composed of owner and player representatives awarded Mr. Webster benefits (more…)

December 3, 2012 ~ We’re Back! The NFL and Concussions

While we were away, the number of ex-players suing the NFL in the consolidated concussion litigation has grown to almost 4,000. The NFL has filed a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that the players’ claims cannot be heard in a courtroom. The NFL argues, in summary, that these claims essentially arise under the collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) with the Players Association or (more…)