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NFL Players Want Claims Revived Against Helmet Co. Riddell

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 10:21 PM EDT) -- More than 50 former NFL players face an uphill battle in trying to sway an Illinois appellate court to revive their claims that helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc. conspired with the NFL to misinform them of the risks of long-term brain damage in football, experts say.

Even if they can prove their claims are timely, the former players face a tough challenge to prove helmet companies like Riddell can be held responsible for their brain injuries, product liability lawyers told Law360.

The players, who will argue their case in the Illinois Appellate Court on Wednesday afternoon, are trying to upend a lower...

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