Football Helmet Maker Not Liable For Injury: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 18, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A former high school football player who was left paralyzed after an ill-fated tackle has lost an appeal to hold Schutt Sports Manufacturing Co., which made his football helmet, liable for his injuries.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied Jeremy Green's bid for a new trial Tuesday after a jury decided the Schutt helmet Green was wearing at the time of the injury did not have a design defect. Green suffered a severe burst-fracture of one of his neck vertebra that left...
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