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Ex-NFLer Wins Fight With League Over Disability Benefits

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday gave a former National Football League player a win in his suit against the league’s benefits program, ruling the decision to deny him disability benefits for failing to show up to medical examinations was unreasonable.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra granted former player Darryl Ashmore’s request for summary judgment against the NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan and ruled the plan should not have denied Ashmore’s request for total and permanent disability benefits because of his failure to...
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