National Football League News

Ex-wife of former Chiefs player can't sue team over concussions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled that the wife of a former Kansas City Chiefs football player cannot sue the team due to her failure to opt-out from participation as a class member in the multimillion-dollar NFL concussion litigation.

Former federal judge Lawrence Stengel chosen to look for fraud in NFL concussion litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 17, 2018

LANCASTER – It was announced Monday that a former U.S. District Court judge has been appointed to oversee the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program as its Special Investigator.

Litigation funder seeks to compel arbitration with another NFL Concussion Settlement recipient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A litigation funder who had previously been denied its move to compel arbitration with an ex-pro football player set to receive proceeds from the NFL’s Concussion Litigation, is now taking another kick at that field goal.

Death at Steelers-Cowboys game leads to lawsuit; Heinz Field blamed for lack of security

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The widow of a man killed after an altercation at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in November 2016 is seeking to hold the assailants, the stadium and its security team legally responsible for his death.

Lawsuit: Super Bowl fever had Eagles fan/doctor throwing orange slices in woman's cleavage, making vagina jokes at work

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

MEDIA – A neurologist is accused of being more interested in other parts of the female anatomy, as a Lehigh County woman alleges a bizarre encounter at his office the day after the Philadelphia Eagles booked their Super Bowl ticket included him throwing food in her cleavage and making sexually explicit jokes involving oysters.

'Probable' fraud by lawyers, docs in NFL concussion settlement, but special investigator not appointed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.

Former NFL player's son who brought post-mortem CTE claim denied portion of concussion settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a former NFL player who applied for a monetary award in the NFL Concussion Litigation’s settlement award program due to his late father’s “Death with CTE” diagnosis has had that claim rejected by a federal court in Philadelphia.

Federal judge: Litigation funder Thrivest not allowed to arbitrate dispute with ex-NFL player

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that a litigation funder which pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a $500,000 loan, will not be allowed to arbitrate the matter.

Dispute between former NFL player and concussion-litigation funder might not make it to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A ruling from a federal judge in Pennsylvania remains pending on whether or not compulsory arbitration will be permanently prohibited, in the case of a litigation funder that pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a loan.

NFL alleges widespread fraud by unnamed plaintiffs lawyers, doctors in concussion settlement; Special investigator appropriate, class counsel says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – If the National Football League has their way, sanctions will be issued and a special investigator will be appointed to the NFL’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program, as the league alleges an independent claims administrator determined that 23 percent of the claims submitted to it were fraudulent.

Super Bowl ticketholders lose effort to add claim to lawsuit over lost seats

By Shanice Harris | Jul 10, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's decision regarding seats at Super Bowl XLV that prevents the plaintiffs from filing a second amended complaint.

NFL concussion settlement nears payout with Supreme Court rejection of challenge

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12 denied a request by a group of retired National Football League Players to hear their challenge of a concussion lawsuit settlement approved in April 2015 in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

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