And the wave of lawsuits against the NFL regarding the concussion issue continues.
Three more lawsuits were filed late last week in Los Angeles. The folks at NFLConcussionLitigation.com, have forwarded the documents to PFT.
The three complaints, all filed by Thomas Girardi, add more than 180 players to the ever-growing list of concussion plaintiffs, including: Hall of Famer Art Monk (pictured), Hall of Famer Mel Renfro, Bob Kuechenberg, Thomas Henderson, and Dan Pastorini.
So why weren’t all of the plaintiffs joined in one case? It could be that the lawyer is angling for a favorable judicial assignment, and that the first order of business will be to file a motion to consolidate the three cases before the judge whom the lawyer believes to be the most likely to issue rulings and make decisions that will fuel the lawsuit.
The first fight will come, however, after the NFL inevitably shifts the cases to federal court, arguing that the Collective Bargaining Agreement supersedes the court system, and that the players must make any claims through the arbitration process, which is typically far more favorable to business interests than a judge and a jury would be. If the federal court decides to keep the cases, they will be absorbed into the mass litigation pending in federal court in Philadelphia.