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Concussion Lawyer Gene Egdorf Changes Firms, Joins Williams Kherkher

Gene R. Egdorf, a trail-blazing plaintiff’s attorney, who has represented student athletes in negligence cases involving concussion, sickle cell, dehydration, and health-related conditions, has joined the Houston firm of Williams Kherkker. Besides the traditional law firm setting, he has also served as Vice President and General Counsel for ETL Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s…
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The ‘Groundbreaking’ Admission About CTE and Football

From Paul D. Anderson’s Website At a roundtable yesterday on Capitol Hill, the NFL’s top brass on player safety, Jeff Miller, acknowledged that “certainly…there’s a link” between football and CTE. But the admission did not come without equivocation. Rather, it followed the industry’s playbook of perpetuating doubt: “But there are also a number of…
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In Statement, NFL Suspends Cincinnati Bengal Three Games for Repeated Violations of Player Safety Rules

Vontaze Burfict of the Cincinnati Bengals has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first three games of the 2016 regular season for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules. Burfict’s most recent violation came with 22 seconds remaining in last Saturday’s nationally televised playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he was penalized…
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