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June 7, 2008

$6.2 Verdict Against Taser International

An article by Margaret Cronin Fisk in Bloomberg.Com notes that on Friday the plaintiffs in Heston v. City of Salinas, C 05-03658 JW (N.D. Cal. 2008), were awarded damages in a jury trial against Taser International Inc. in the amount of $6.2 million for the death of a man who died after being shot multiple times with a Taser weapon.  The jury awarded $1 million in compoensatory damages and $5.2 million in punitive damages to Robert Heston's estate and his parents.  The police officers in the case were not found liable.  The case is Taser's first loss in a products liability case.

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