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May 4, 2006

Taser International Suit Dismissed

Taser International announced in a press release issued on Tuesday that a products liability lawsuit against it was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  The release noted that this was the fourteenth wrongful death or personal injury suit in which dismissal was granted or judgment entered in favor of Taser International.  Products liability suits against Taser International are typically coupled with claims against governmental units based on 42 U.S.C. § 1983, based on the use of excessive force.  The products liability claims may be asserted in either negligence or strict liability.  The motions for pretrial dismissal are not always granted, however.  E.g., Rosa v. City of Seaside, 2006 WL 581090 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 7, 2006); Lewis v. City of Tallahassee, 2006 WL 231291 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 30, 2006) (motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim granted in part and denied in part); Lash v. City of Moberly, 2006 WL 44249 (E.D. Mo. Jan. 6, 2006) (motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim granted in part and denied in part).

MKS

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