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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Insurer: Lawsuit could cost NFL $2.5B

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SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Refs, Umps Part Of Class Action Suit

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SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Refs To Receive Class Action Notice

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SportsBusiness Daily: Jets, Monster.com Partner On Job Search

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL insurance policies missing

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sacramento Group Negotiating Kings Deal

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