Football Player's Family Slams Helmet Maker's Bid To Nix Suit

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Claims that an allegedly defective Riddell football helmet design caused brain trauma that led a Texas high school football player to kill himself are not too late, his mother argued Tuesday in response to the helmet maker's contention that she waited too long to file suit.

The former player's mother, Letitia Wilbourn, urged a Texas federal judge not to toss the wrongful death and product liability claims against Riddell Inc. and its corporate parent BRG Sports Inc. despite the claims being filed more than two years after her son's suicide in February 2017.

Wilbourn argued the statute of limitations is tolled...

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March 29, 2019

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