A lawyer representing class members in the NFL concussion settlement told a Philadelphia federal judge Tuesday that he would urge her to refer litigation funding and settlement management companies to criminal investigators if discovery into allegedly deceptive conduct turns up evidence of fraud.

Seeger Weiss attorney Christopher Seeger, who, along with Sol Weiss of Anapol Weiss, is class counsel in the litigation, said during an exploratory hearing before U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that recent discovery into allegedly misleading practices indicated that some attorneys and litigation funding or management agencies may be falsifying documents, or coaching former players on how to make it appear they suffer from neurological conditions to get favorable assessments in the claims process.

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