LA jury: Helmet maker not liable for player injury

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Updated: 3/20/2014 9:30 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has found that helmet maker Riddell, Inc. was not liable for the severe brain injury of a high school football who suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before deciding that the Riddell Revolution helmet he was wearing could not have been expected to stop the injury of Edward Acuna, who was left partially paralyzed and brain damaged.

Acuna was 17 when was hit on the field for Garey High in Pomona four years ago.

His attorneys argued that the technology exists to make better helmets that might have helped him.

Riddell is also being sued by four NFL players who claimed the company helped the league hide information about brain injury.

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