NFL Board Must Redo Ex-Cornerback's Benefits Case

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 10:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday ordered an NFL retirement plan board to re-evaluate former NFL cornerback Charles Dimry’s permanent disability benefits application after finding a plan board improperly defaulted to its appointed doctors when denying the player’s bid for benefits.

U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled that the retirement board of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan abused its discretion when denying the former San Diego Chargers player’s benefits application, remanding the case back to the board. In the ruling, Judge Donato also recommended that the board consider a Social Security Administration ruling — which came down after...

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