Tim Epstein Provides Commentary for Law 360 Article Discussing NFL Concussion Suit
November 16, 2012 

Tim Epstein, Chair of the firm’s Sports Law Practice Group, was cited in “NFL Disability Board Undermines League in Concussion MDL,” published in the November 16, 2012 edition of Law 360.

The article discusses a published letter written by the NFL’s retirement board denying former NFL player Mike Webster additional disability benefits beyond what was previously distributed to him. The letter also revealed Webster’s disability occurred while he was an active player.

In the article, Tim discusses the various elements that the NFL will need to demonstrate to avoid the findings in Webster’s disability claim to become connected to the NFL's current multidistrict concussion litigation. Tim also suggests on how unfavorable this new report will be to the NFL as the league attempts to maintain it was unaware about the long-term health effects of head trauma.
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