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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury Video by Paul von Zielbauer  
Brain Damaged H.S. Football Player Sues Helmet Maker [Video]

  In 2009, Eddie Acuna was a regular high school kid in Pomona, Calif., playing football in his team’s homecoming game when an on-field collision changed his life. Although he was wearing a regulation football helmet, Edward, now 21, suffered a catastrophic brain injury. Now, he’s mentally and physically disabled — for life. Expressing simple thoughts about his favorite sports is now a struggle. “Football, tennis, volleyball, baseball,” Edward brokenly says in a Lawyers.com interview. When asked why do you …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NCAA Now Facing Concussion-Related Class Action Suit

A class action federal lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA by former football players alleging that the collegiate athletic organization did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. The class could cover every former college football player who didn’t go on to play professionally. “Plaintiffs and the members of the Class have no adequate remedy at law in that monetary damages alone cannot compensate them for the increased risks of long-term physical and economic losses associated …

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Newsbreak: For-Profit Schools under Fire [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reports on several legal cases, marking the start of this year’s back-to-school and football seasons. The industry of for-profit universities is under greater scrutiny, accused of making big money while deceiving students who get into substantial debt, paying for useless degrees. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $10 million settlement with Chicago-based Career Education Corporation. The company inflated job placement rates, and left students with huge debts and few job offers. A …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NFL Agrees to Pay $765 Million for Player Concussions

The National Football League will settle a bevy of lawsuits filed by thousands of former players, agreeing to shell out $765 million to put to rest claims that it downplayed or covered up evidence on the long-term consequences of repeated head injuries. Over 4,200 players had joined up in dozens of lawsuits that were combined for preliminary hearings in Philadelphia. The judge had suggested that the two sides find a way to settle the suits, but there were no indications …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Patriots, NFL Face $10M Suit for Fan’s Opening-Day Death

The New England Patriots and the NFL face a lawsuit seeking $10 million for the death of a fan on opening day of the 2010 season. Jeff Chartier of Chicopee, Mass., was such a huge fan that he named his son after retired Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Chartier brought his son, then 6 years old, to opening day at Gillette Stadium in 2010. NFL officials invited Tedy onto the field before the game, but a security guard for the stadium …

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