Helmet Maker Not Liable For Biking Injury: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that a helmet made by Easton-Bell Sports Inc. wasn't defective, affirming the lower court's decision to apply a newer interpretation of product liability law than the state Supreme Court recognized.

The appeal, brought by the parents of a man seriously injured in 2007 while biking to work and wearing Easton-Bell's Giro Monza helmet, hinged on the court's decision to apply either the American Law Institute's second restatement of torts or its third.

The Third Circuit, in its...
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