Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Riddell Will Continue, Judge Rules

A Texas federal judge told helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc. that it will not be able to escape a wrongful death lawsuit, denying the company’s motion to dismiss based on the state’s statute of limitations.

DuQuan Myers played high school football in the Dallas area from 2005 through 2009, during which his mother, Letitia Wilbourn, claimed that he suffered 15 concussions and “innumerable subconcussive blows to the head.” Myers took his own life in February 2017, and his mother filed suit against Riddell in March 2019, …

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Ex-Wrestlers Argue WWE Hid Risks of Head Injuries in Concussion Lawsuit

In a Second Circuit lawsuit, a group of former professional wrestlers argued that the statute of limitations did not lapse in their lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), as they knew about and hid the risks of head injuries.

As we reported earlier, 67 retired wrestlers sued WWE and its CEO, Vince McMahon, arguing that WWE failed to protect the health of its wrestlers. As a result, these retired wrestlers suffered concussions, CTE, and other brain injuries. The lawsuit was dismissed in September …

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Former Wrestler Argues Against WWE Forum Shopping in Concussion Suit

On Friday, October 30, 2015, retired professional wrestler “Billy Jack” Haynes filed a supplemental brief in a Connecticut federal courthouse in opposition to a motion filed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) concerning which law should be applied in litigation. Haynes originally brought suit in Oregon against the WWE to recover for concussion-related injuries he sustained while wrestling for the company and which have continued to affect him well into retirement. Haynes’ suit was consolidated with a number of similar actions brought by former wrestlers against …

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