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Defendant Class Actions

Connecticut Law Review

Summer 2000

Authors: Robert R. Simpson

Since 1998, over twenty-nine lawsuits have been filed against the firearms industry by cities and counties throughout the nation plagued by gun violence. These lawsuits target the firearms industry for a myriad of transgressions, including its failure to design a safer product, its failure to implement reasonable distribution methods, and in some cases, its irresponsible advertising targeting criminals. These lawsuits seek recovery for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly wasted on treating the social ills of gun violence.

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