Ex-NFL Player Says Retirement Plan Abused Discretion

Law360, New York (December 7, 2016, 4:59 PM EST) -- Lawyers for former NFL linebacker Jesse Solomon have urged the Fourth Circuit to affirm a Maryland district court ruling that he is entitled to total and permanent disability benefits for his cognitive impairments, arguing that the judge's conclusion that his retirement plan administrator's board abused its discretion is well-supported.

The brief was submitted Monday after Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan appealed a March district court order granting Solomon — who says he can no longer work due to cognitive disabilities that are consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy — nearly $426,000, including prejudgment interest, after the plan's board had denied his...

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