the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, announced today
that a jury in the Superior Court of California in the County of Los
Angeles unanimously ruled in favor of Riddell in a case which challenged
the protective qualities of Riddell's football helmets.
Specifically, in less than 30 minutes a jury of nine men and three women
determined the Riddell Revolution helmet was not defective in any way.
The suit alleged that the brain injuries suffered by a high school
football player on October 16, 2009 were the result of a helmet defct.
"First and foremost, we are sensitive to the unfortunate situation
involving this young athlete and the injury that he suffered. We offer
our best wishes to him and his family," said Brian Roche, the company's
general counsel. "However, we are pleased that the jury determined that
the Riddell helmet was neither defective nor the cause of this athlete's
injury. The jury also recognized Riddell's dedication to designing and
manufacturing the most innovative and protective football helmets in the
Roche continued, "Riddell will continue to vigorously defend our
products when presented with baseless allegations created by plaintiffs'
attorneys and the misleading opinions offered by their experts."
Founded in 1929, Riddell is a premier designer and developer of
protective sports equipment and a recognized leader in helmet technology
and innovation. One of Easton-Bell Sports Inc.'s most well-known brands,
Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets, shoulder pads
and reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and
recertifying existing equipment). For more information, visit our
website at http://www.riddell.com,
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