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Claims Servicer Fights To Manage NFL Concussion Awards

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 2:40 PM EST) -- A claims management service assisting former NFL players with a settlement in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries urged a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to allow the ex-players to pay a portion of their awards to third-party lenders and claims services providers, saying the court lacks jurisdiction over the nonparties.

Case Strategies Group further contended that even if the court had proper jurisdiction, it should deny co-lead counsel’s bid to withhold awards from the settlement because the counsel’s arguments center around subjective beliefs about disgorgement and contract...
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