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Family of Football Player Who Died of Head Injuries Sues Helmet Manufacturer

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of a 17-year-old Bogan High School football player, who died of a head injury, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helmet manufacturing company ‘Riddell’.

Andre Smith was playing against the Chicago Vocational at Stagg Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, on October 22, 2015, when he suffered blunt force head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died the next morning.

The lawsuit alleges that the helmet manufacturer failed to warn Bogan that the Revolution Speed helmet did not work if the air bladders were inappropriately inflated.

The family further claims that the Chicago Board of Education should have ensured that the air bladders were inflated during the game.

Family of Missing El Faro Cargo Ship Crew Member Files Wrongful Death Suit

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of a missing El Faro cargo ship crew member has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit.

Lonnie Jordan was one of the 33 crew members aboard the Puerto Rico-bound ship that sank off Bahamas on October 1st during Hurricane Joaquin.

The lawsuit claims that the ship’s condition was not good enough to face a violent storm. It also alleges that the captain failed to avoid the storm even though he had been informed in time.

The suit names TOTE Services Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida, the vessel operator TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, and the ship’s captain Michael Davidson as defendants.