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Inside the Law: Baseball Bat False Advertising Suit

May 30, 2018 - 3:30 am

By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Anyone who’s ever sat through a youth baseball game knows they’re really boring. I mean, awesome. And also, really expensive. Parents of middle and high school league baseball players can spend upwards of $450 on a Dimarini baseball bat. Those bats are the subject of a class action lawsuit for false advertising.  

Not that if you buy one, your kid will be the next Rhys Hoskins. No parent wants to admit that’s false. Instead, the claim is that Wilson Sporting Goods, the maker of that bat, advertised the bat complies with manufacturing and performance standards established by the U.S. Special Sports Association, when in fact the bats don’t meet the Association’s standards, leaving the athletes with an expensive bat they can’t use in USSSA-compliant leagues. 

Wilson has agreed to settle the suit, so you may be receiving details about how to file your claim. 

And until then, parents should remind their kids that no equipment is ever a substitute for practice. And remind themselves that it may feel like three days but it will be over in less than three hours.