3rd Circ. Partially Revives NFL Concussion Funding Dispute

Law360 (April 26, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit in a precedential opinion Friday ruled that a Pennsylvania federal judge overstepped her bounds in voiding all cash advance agreements between class members in the NFL's landmark 2015 concussion suit and litigation funding companies.

The three-judge panel found that while U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody broadly had the authority to rule over agreements by RD Legal Funding LLC, Atlas Legal Funding LLC and Thrivest Specialty Funding LLC and players in the class, the language of the settlement only voids agreements where the class members would turn over their claims against the NFL.

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