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Wilson Elser Sponsors Concussion Defense Reporter, Bringing New Perspective to Concussion Litigation

National law firm Wilson Elser (www.wilsonelser.com) announced today its sponsorship of Concussion Defense Reporter (CDR), a free newsletter produced by Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals.

CDR (https://www.concussiondefensereporter.com/) will shed light on the defense of concussion lawsuits, an area that often gets overlooked because of the tragic circumstances associated with some plaintiffs.

“There are a lot of good organizations that care about participants in their sport and the risk of brain injury,” said Tony Corleto, a partner and leader of the Sports Concussion defense practice group at the firm. “They train and educate coaches and athletes to play safer and minimize risk. At the same time, they face an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits. We believe it is important to highlight this kind of litigation and how we build a successful defense based on medical and scientific evidence.”

Wilson Elser has been at the forefront in advising clients and defending leading sports organizations and product manufacturers in sports concussion cases.

CDR subscriptions are complimentary. To subscribe to the quarterly electronic newsletter, visit: https://www.concussiondefensereporter.com/

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Leading Concussion Lawyer Paul D. Anderson Joins Humphrey, Farrington & McClain

Humphrey, Farrington & McClain in Independence has announced that Paul D. Anderson has joined the firm’s team of attorneys.

Anderson is an accomplished litigator who helped pioneer the NFL and NCAA Concussion Litigation. He will bring his creative talents to HFM, where he will lead HFM’s Sports Litigation and Brain Injury Practice, as well as its emerging Cannabis Law Practice.

Anderson was previously an attorney for The Klamann Law Firm in Kansas City. He was part of the team, along with attorneys from Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, which secured a landmark settlement for the family of Derek Sheely in a wrongful death brain injury lawsuit against the NCAA and other parties. Additionally, during the last five years, Anderson and Kenneth McClain teamed up to recover millions of dollars for their retired NFL player clients.

Anderson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2012. While in law school, Anderson created the nationally-acclaimed website, NFLConcussionLitigation.com. It became the “go-to source” for chronicling the litigation against the NFL and NCAA. Forbes.com described Anderson as “one of the nation’s leading experts on concussion law.” The national media regularly seeks his insight, and he has been a panelist at multiple CLEs and sports law symposiums discussing the NFL and NCAA concussion litigation.

Beginning in 2015, Anderson became an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he taught a course entitled, “The Emergence and Transformation of Concussion Litigation.” Anderson also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas where he teaches Sports Law.

Anderson has written frequently for Hackney Publications.

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NFL Releases 2017 Health and Safety Report

Earlier this week, the National Football League (NFL) released the 2017 Health and Safety Report, which highlights progress under the Play Smart. Play Safe. initiative, as well as other NFL player health and safety efforts. The digital report—featuring a wide variety of interactive content—can be found here: https://annualreport.playsmartplaysafe.com/.

“Outlined in this year’s report is a demonstration of our ongoing efforts to both learn and do more,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter introducing the 2017 NFL Health and Safety Report. “We will continue to seek solutions to ensure our entire football family and all those who love to play the game are provided with the best information, tools and support to protect their health and well-being.”

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