Riddell Hit With $3M Verdict Over High School Player's Injury

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A Colorado jury leveled helmet maker Riddell Inc. with a $3.1 million verdict Saturday in a lawsuit brought by a high school football player who allegedly suffered permanent brain damage as a result of a concussion.

The jury found that Riddell failed to adequately warn plaintiff Rhett Ridolfi about the risks of concussion. It determined that the helmet was not defectively designed, however.

Riddell faces design defect and failure-to-warn claims in the multidistrict litigation brought by former NFL players over their head injuries. A Pennsylvania federal...
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