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No Quick or Clear Solution in N.F.L. Settlement

When the N.F.L. and the lawyers for the 4,500 retirees who sued the league said in August that they had reached a $765 million deal to end their dispute, there was hope on all sides that a resolution to the standoff would come soon. Former players, including those who had Parkinson’s, dementia and other ailments, wanted to… Read more >

The NFL Head Trauma Settlement: For the Love of the Game?

The announcement just before Labor Day weekend that the NFL was settling the claims of thousands of former players who suffered serious head trauma from playing professional football generated big headlines and strong reactions. Not surprisingly, the participants in the settlement – the former players, their attorneys and the NFL — expressed satisfaction, or at… Read more >

Is There A Winner In This Game? The NFL Head Trauma Settlement

The recent NFL settlement will pay $685 million into a pool to compensate former players suffering neurological injury from football-induced head trauma. At first blush, the deal seems just like so many other settlements: an uneasy compromise by both sides to avoid the unknown risks of the courtroom. Is the settlement fair? That depends largely… Read more >

SGT Attorney Named One of the Dozen Who Made a Difference in 2011

STAMFORD, CT, January 17, 2012: Paul A. Slager, a partner in the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub &Teitell LLP,was named one of the “Dozen Who Made a Difference” in the year-end issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The honor is based on Slager’s legal efforts on behalf of the victims of traumatic brain injuries,… Read more >