Parents Lose Class Cert. Bid In Pop Warner Concussion Suit

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 1:29 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday denied class certification to parents accusing Pop Warner of deceiving them about the risks of head injuries their children would face, saying they haven't shown that the organization told all parents the same things.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez told named plaintiffs Kimberly Archie and Jo Cornell, who moved for class certification in July, that there are too many individual questions surrounding their proposed class, which includes all parents who enrolled minor children in Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. programs since 1997.

While Pop Warner runs the national program, there is no uniform advertising...

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