Judge Won't Fully Toss Riddell Helmet Concussion Suit

Law360, New York (August 4, 2015, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a number of claims in a false advertising putative class action over the safety of football helmets made by Riddell Inc., saying the amended complaint cured many of the issues identified in the case previously.

Chief U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle issued an opinion and order allowing the plaintiffs to proceed on their consumer fraud claims based on allegedly false or misleading statements made by Riddell about its “concussion reduction technology.” The claims were dismissed in January, with the plaintiffs given leave to file an amended complaint. Judge Simandle said...

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