765 MILLION DOLLARS!!

On August 29th 2013, Judge Layne Phillips announced the NFL and the consolidated 4,500 lawsuits from former and current NFL players have reached an agreement on a settlement. The settlement, 765 million dollars, is to be paid over a total of 17 years (50% in the first 3 years, that’s 382.5 million).  This is not a true success in a lot of the player’s minds but they know that this is a step in the right direction. The agreement was considered “historic” by Judge Phillips due to its magnitude and media attention, “This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football,” said Judge Phillips.  “Rather than litigate literally thousands of complex individual claims over many years, the parties have reached an agreement that, if approved, will provide relief and support where it is needed at a time when it is most needed.   I am deeply grateful to Judge Brody for appointing me as mediator and offering me the opportunity to work on such an important and interesting matter.”

Although everyone is very excited, it is not a done deal yet. Once all documents are final it will be filed with Judge Anita B. Brody in a federal court in Philadelphia, PN. Judge Brody will then set a preliminary hearing. After the preliminary hearing it will be distributed amongst retired players and they will then be given a chance to give their objections. After all of their objections are made final Judge Brody will then have a hearing for final grant approval. She is expected to release the schedule next week.

The Settlement is broken down into parts: Class Settlement, No Admissions of Liability or Weakness of Claims, Payments, Timing of Payments, Baseline Medical Examinations, Injury Compensation Fund, Research and Education Fund and Other Benefits. To go further in depth go to http://nflconcussionlitigation.com/. It is not a touchdown but it is moving the chains in the right direction.

Man Sues Georgia To Have “GayGuy” On His License Plate

gayguyA Georgia man is suing the state’s driver services department, saying it violated his constitutional rights by denying his application for a vanity license plate reading: “4GAYLIB,” “GAYPWR” or “GAYGUY.”

Atlanta resident James Cyrus Gilbert told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was not asking for something “vulgar or over the top” when he made the request in his vanity plate application. These three combinations are on a list banned by Georgia, the newspaper reported. However, the state has reportedly approved plates with some political or religious expressions in the past.

“Denying someone the right to put gay on their tag, that’s political,” Gilbert told the Journal-Constitution. “If I want I could get a tag that said straight man, but because it had gay on it, it’s not available.”

The lawsuit, filed against the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services, seeks approval for the requested vanity plate, nominal damages and attorney fees, as well as a court order saying the state regulation for vanity plates is unconstitutional, the newspaper reported

Read more here

Ignorant News: Grown Ass Woman Sues 13 Year Old For A Little League Accident

A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She’s also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.

Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball.

Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher.

The lawsuit filed April 24 alleges Migliaccio’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd and caused “severe, painful and permanent” injuries.

A second count alleges Migliaccio’s actions were negligent and careless through “engaging in inappropriate physical and/or sporting activity” near Lloyd. She continues to suffer pain and anguish, incur medical expenses and has been unable to carry out her usual duties and activities, the lawsuit says.

And Lloyd’s husband, in a third count, is suing for the loss of “services, society and consortium” of his wife. They’ve demanded a jury trial.

Anthony Pagano, a lawyer for the Migliaccios, said the lawsuit is frivolous and without merit.

“I just think that it’s disgusting that you have people suing an 11-year-old kid for overthrowing his pitcher in the bullpen,” Pagano said. “It’s horrible this can actually happen and get this far. Ultimately, hopefully, justice will prevail.”

You can read more at the NY Daily News

Basketball Wives Star Has A Heart Attack

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Guess all of that yelling and relaity tv BULL can really catch up to you……especially in older age. This past Tuesday 41 year old VH1 Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffered a mild heart attack.

She went to the world famous Cedar-Sinai in LA but has since been released and is now on medication and said that she will take it easy. AWWWWWW POOR Tami.

But not only the BS involved with the TV show but the fact that Just last week, Roman was sued for her work as alleged spokesperson for Crème De La Crème Hair. The lawsuit claimed that Roman allegedly promised “have an appearance on VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’ where she will discuss her hair line with the [Crème's] owners.” Roman is being sued for damages amounting to at least seventy-five thousand dollars.

Bet on the next reunion show she’ll be knitting hats and calm as hell now.