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Riddell Says Ex-NFLers' Concussion Claims Covered By CBAs

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Former NFL players who opted out of a settlement in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries should not be able to bring a lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell Inc., because their claims are covered by collective bargaining agreements, the company said Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.

Riddell was responding to the former players’ bid to keep their suit alive, in which the athletes argued that there is no mention of Riddell in, and no duties imparted on the helmet maker through, the CBAs. On Monday, Riddell called...
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