Ex-Players' Riddell Helmet Safety Suit Kicked To Illinois

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 7:39 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday transferred a putative class action alleging that sports equipment manufacturer Riddell and parent company BRG Sports Inc. lied about the protection that its helmets offered against concussions, agreeing with former college football players who argued that Illinois was the proper venue.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman found that the relocation of BRG’s headquarters to Illinois to be closer to Riddell justified the transfer of the suit that alleges the companies used a shaky study to tout unsafe helmets and...
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Case Title

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


Case Number

5:17-cv-00457

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Beth Labson Freeman

Date Filed

January 30, 2017

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