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Why the Players are on a Path to Arbitration in the NFL Concussion Injury Litigation

(The following is excerpted from an article written by Villanova University Law Student John W. Polonis. The article speculates on what may be the direction that the ongoing concussion litigation takes between former NFL players and the league.)   “Four thousand plus plaintiffs in the NFL Concussion Injury Litigation face an uphill battle to survive…
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Attorneys Lay Out Case for ‘NFLPA’s Continuing Complicity and Moral Failure’ on the Concussion Issue

(Editor’s note: what follows is a brief intro to a story written by Michael Hausfeld and Swathi Bojedla of Hausfeld LLP, which appears in the July issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter. Each monthly issue will feature six to eight stories on the legal strategies being deployed by practitioners in the concussion litigation space.) With the…
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Will the NFL Players Association Be Sued Too?

The noise is picking up about whether to name the National Football League Players Association as a defendant in the concussion lawsuits. Of interesting note is NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith’s confession to Congress in 2010 that “the union shares blame with the league for the sluggish acknowledgement and reaction to the long-term perils of…
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