CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois man has filed a class action lawsuit against Wilson Sporting Goods, alleging negligence and negligent misrepresentation.
Theodore Sheeley filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of similarly situated individuals, April 24 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Wilson Sporting Goods Co. alleging the defendant falsely advertised its baseball bats as meeting the USSSA standards when they do not.
According to the complaint, Sheeley was damaged financially from purchasing a DeMarini baseball bat for his son which he believed that was compliant with USSSA standards. The plaintiff alleges Wilson mislabeled their baseball bats to induce consumers into purchasing its product despite it not actually adhering to the USSSA standards.
Sheeley seeks trial by jury, actual or compensatory damages, attorney fees and court costs and all other reasonable and just relief. He is represented by attorney Scott A. Morgan of Morgan Law Firm, Ltd. in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:17-cv-03076