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Posted: 11/21/2003 5:17:30 AM EDT
The U.S. Ninth Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling and held that gun manufacturers can used in shootings can be sued under California negligence and public nusiance laws.

You can read the opinion here.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 5:27:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2003 5:43:11 AM EDT by cluster]
wow.. commen sense out of the 9th ?

whats next?

edit:

In passing section 1714.4, the California Legislature
exempted gun manufacturers from liability for horrific incidents
like the San Fernando Valley shootings of August 10,
1999. This may have been an unwise policy, but it is not a
policy which we are at liberty to ignore. Like Justice Kennard
in Merrill, I am troubled by the facts which give rise to this
case. But I too am convinced that it “is not for us to question
the wisdom of the Legislature’s considered judgments.” Merrill,
26 Cal. 4th at 492 (Kennard, J., concurring).


Link Posted: 11/21/2003 5:43:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 5:44:57 AM EDT
Dup topic

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