Ex-Players Say Riddell Lied About Football Helmet Safety

Law360, New York (January 31, 2017, 2:54 PM EST) -- Football helmet maker Riddell Inc. was hit with yet another putative class action suit on Monday, this time in a California court by a group of former collegiate football players claiming that the company lied about the protection its helmets offered against concussions.

The suit claims that for years the company used a shaky study to make false claims about the safety of its helmets while failing to update the design with newer padding materials that would have actually improved concussion protection.

“Riddell had superior knowledge to that of plaintiffs of the risks that would come from wearing the Riddell helmets,...

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