Snow Sports Helmet Maker K2 Cleared Over Skiing Injury

By Cara Salvatore (May 15, 2019, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal jury has cleared helmet maker K2 of liability over a 2015 skiing accident in which a man wearing a K2 helmet suffered permanent brain damage.

The jury in Madison said that K2 Sports LLC didn't botch its duties as a helmet manufacturer and that the helmet — called the K2 Phase — wasn't defective. The trial had begun May 8.

Plaintiff Tracy Rogers brought the suit in 2017 over an injury to Steven Rogers, now 47, on a ski slope at the Afton Alps resort, about 20 miles southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota.

On Dec. 31, 2015, Steven...

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