Judge orders jury trial in Stringer suit

Updated: July 13, 2009, 4:30 PM ET
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

The family of former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer won an important legal victory Monday against the manufacturer of the helmets and shoulder pads he wore when he died nearly eight years ago from complications of heatstroke.

A federal judge in Ohio concluded that manufacturer Riddell Inc. had a duty to warn Stringer that its helmets and shoulder pads could contribute to heat stroke when used in hot conditions.

As a result, U.S. District Court judge John ...

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