TITLE

Trial lawyers target firearms industry

AUTHOR(S)
Schulz, Max
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Human Events;03/05/99, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the United States firearms industry has become the target of trial lawyers after the tobacco industry. Cities which have filed class action suits against firearms industry to reimburse them for the cost of dealing with handgun violence; Cities' legal argument in their cases; Profile on lawyer Wendell Gauthier.
ACCESSION #
1624121

 

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