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Helmet Maker Says Players' Own Claims Nix Concussion Suit

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Sports equipment company Riddell Inc. argued Wednesday it shouldn’t have to face allegations made by a putative class of former high school football players who say the helmet maker is responsible for long-term brain injuries, arguing the plaintiffs' "contradictory" claims do not make a clear argument about the efficacy of helmets.

Riddell, which is a subsidiary of BRG Sports Inc., is looking to dismiss claims that the company’s alleged negligence, failure to warn and design defects caused the athletes' current long-term brain and neurocognitive injuries. In...
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Case Title

Baker et al v. BRG Sports, Inc. et al


Case Number

5:17-cv-04337

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

July 31, 2017

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