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January CLR Features Five Original Case Summaries Involving Concussion

January 2017, Vol. 5, No. 7

Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.


  • Analyzing SCOTUS’ Decision to Pass on Reviewing Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement
  • State Court Judge Holds Discovery Can Proceed in Litigation Involving NFL and Its Insurers
  • Scientists Claim They Have Discovered Concussion Biomarker
  • Judge to Reconsider Disability Claim Based on Past Concussions, Which Were Previously Not Considered
  • Judge Blocks Concussed Arena Football Player from Recovery Under Insurance Policy
  • Family of Derek Boogaard Asks Federal Judge to Remove Tort Claims to State Court
  • Contradicting Other Studies, Experts Claim Rest May Not Be the Best Concussion Treatment for Everyone
  • Court Deals Blow to Riddell, Which Sought to Shield Documents in Concussion Case
  • Ohio Appeals Court Overturns Ruling in Schmitz Concussion Case, Citing ‘Discovery Rule’
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Getting to Know Sports Concussion Lawyer Steven Pachman

(Editor’s note: What follows is the introduction to an interview that appeared in the February issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter)

Steven Pachman is a partner in the Litigation Department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, where he has represented individuals and school systems in sports injury cases arising out of alleged premature return-to-play decisions and other negligence theories.

Given that background, Concussion Litigation Reporter sought him out for an exclusive interview.

Question: When did you know you want to practice law? And why did you decide to practice law?

Answer: I took an “Introduction to Law” course my junior year in college at the University of Maryland, College Park. My professor was impressed with my work, and suggested that I try out for the university’s prestigious mock trial team. I not only made the school’s team, but I ultimately was selected as a member of the specific team that went on to compete in the Finals Round and won the American Mock Trial Association Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. I had such a positive experience that I decided that I wanted to eventually become a litigator and so I applied to law school. After graduation, I started practicing law in Philadelphia, where I still practice 19 years later.

(For the rest of the interview, please subscribe to CLR)

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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Shana De Caro Elected to Board of Directors of Brain Injury Association of America

New York lawyer Shana De Caro, of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America.

De Caro also serves as the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and is the Secretary and a Trustee of the Civil Justice Foundation, Board of Trustees. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society and services as a member of the Advisory Board, Acquired Brain Injury Program, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

De Caro is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is an elected Fellow of the Melvin Belli Society.

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