Jury Says Riddell Isn’t Liable For High Schooler’s Paralysis

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Helmet maker Riddell Inc. on Friday escaped liability in a suit brought in Mississippi federal court by the mother of a ninth grader who was partially paralyzed during football practice after suffering a stroke allegedly caused by a faulty football helmet.

Following a five-day trial, a jury returned a unanimous verdict exonerating Riddell of liability in the case of AKW, a minor from George County, Miss., whose mother claims the stroke he suffered after making a tackle was caused by a defect in his Riddell helmet...
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Case Information

Case Title

A.K.W. v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al

Case Number



Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Halil S. Ozerden

Date Filed

October 2, 2009

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