Riddell Sued by 32 Ex-NFL Players
Two separate suits were filed in Chicago District Court seeking damages from the helmet maker for head trauma they suffered while playing in the NFL lower levels of football. Both suits were filed by the same law firm, and make similar allegations accusing Riddell of misrepresenting that its helmets were safe in its advertising and of failing to incorporate newer cushioning technologies. The company also failed to warn users of the substantial dangers of concussions, plaintiffs allege, even after research had demonstrated those dangers and the resulting later in life cognitive damage that could result.
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