Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently quoted in an article on ESPN.com regarding a last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case. Mr. Acho represents about two dozen clients in the concussion case and is disappointed with this latest development since CMDA has clients with meritorious claims who have been waiting patiently to file them.
The family of late Buffalo Bills fullback Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist asked the U.S. Supreme Court court on Tuesday to review whether the judge should have approved the potential $1 billion settlement without a full challenge to the scientific evidence presented jointly by both sides. This appeal, even if rejected by SCOTUS as Mr. Acho predicts, will delay payouts for at least several months. As stated, Mr. Acho disagrees with this latest appeal and sees it as an unnecessary and senseless delay to providing much-needed help to former players who are suffering and in need of assistance. Nonetheless, he will remain optimistic in his fight for these much-needed benefits to ex-players. CMDA’s philosophy has always been to stay the course, and stay the course we will.
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James R. Acho is a partner in our Livonia office where he concentrates his practice on sports and entertainment law, labor and employment law, law enforcement defense and plaintiff’s personal injury. He is a nationally respected sports law attorney. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.