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Wilson Sporting Goods Co. v. Hickox
Citation:59 A.3d 1267 (D.C. 2013)
Plaintiff is an umpire, who was approached by a representative of the defendant, and offered a new umpire’s mask. Plaintiff was informed it had a new, better design that would increase his safety. However, Defendant had not, in fact, tested the mask, and the mask had a defect in the design that caused it the trap the baseballs in the mask temporarily, transferring more kinetic energy to the face than a traditional mask. The plaintiff was using the defendants mask when he was hit in the face, and the energy transferred caused him injury, including partial deafness.
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