NFL Opposes Extension For Institutionalized Class Members

Law360, New York (August 17, 2017, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The NFL on Thursday opposed a motion made by an attorney representing former football players in the concussion settlement class in Pennsylvania federal court asking for a yearlong extension for “institutionalized” ex-players to register for potential settlement benefits, arguing that the settlement already allows such late claims for “good cause.”

The league said the motion does not present a ripe issue as the attorney who filed the motion, Tim Howard of Howard & Associates, did not file it on behalf of any of his over 200 class member clients and is instead seeking to “fill the role of class counsel.”...

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