Archives for March 2015
By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney
The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Properties LLC, have agreed to settle lawsuits filed by former players who sustained concussive injuries while playing in the league. Retired players from the National Football League, American Football League, and NFL Europe claim the organization failed to take reasonable action to advise them of the chronic risks of brain injury and ignored player safety.
These lawsuits allege that players have suffered injuries including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a degenerative disease of the brain that is often associated with repetitive trauma to the brain. The CTE diagnosis is typically confirmed after death. Other serious injuries include neuro cognitive impairment– which effects memory, attention, or learning—Alzheimers Disease, Parkinsons Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Schlerosis (ALS).
By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney
Identity theft has a lasting impact on consumers. Approximately 80 million people were immediately faced with the reality of identity theft after the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, announced a massive data breach of its computer system on February 4, 2015. Thieves stole customer names, birthdates, social security numbers, addresses, and employment information from an Anthem database that contained information about current and former Anthem customers–Everything a hacker needs to get fraudulent credit card accounts, loans, and even tax refunds.