Articles by Maryclaire Dale

Players Accuse NFL of Trying to Delay, Rewrite $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

The National Football League abruptly last week dropped its plan to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players’ lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing …

New Jersey Sex Assault Victim Wants College Held Liable

A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity “Date Night” party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to hold the public college liable. Lawyer Patrick J. Whalen …

Amtrak Engineer Won’t be Charged in Deadly Pennsylvania Crash

The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said they can’t prove engineer Brandon Bostian acted with “conscious …

Amtrak Engineer Sues Railroad Over Deadly Pennsylvania Train Crash

The Amtrak engineer involved in a deadly 2015 crash in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has sued the railroad, saying it failed to address reports that people were throwing projectiles at trains. Brandon Bostian, 33, said he was left disoriented or unconscious when …

Jury to Assess Blame in Fatal Pennsylvania Building Collapse

Two powerhouse lawyers squared off in court Wednesday over who should be held responsible for a building collapse that killed six people inside a downtown Philadelphia store. Nineteen shoppers and workers were buried in rubble when a towering brick wall …

Supreme Court Could Block NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. The former players who filed the petition complain …

Ex-NFL Player Nakamura Sues Lloyd’s for Denying Concussion Claim

A former NFL player who suffered what the league deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd’s of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy for professional athletes. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test …

Family of Worker Killed in Pennsylvania Amtrak Crash Files Suit

A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia blamed a “colossal miscommunication” for the deaths of two rail workers killed when a train traveling 106 mph struck a backhoe on the same track. Lawyers filed a negligence …

New Legal Document Reignites Debate About What Paterno Knew When

A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before …

Amtrak Ordered to Retrain Workers Following Deadly Crash Outside Philly

Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the same track just south of Philadelphia. The mandate from the …