TITLE

Dateline Washington

AUTHOR(S)
Blake, Kevin
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Consumers' Research Magazine;Jan2000, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that United States (US) President Bill Clinton administration threatened to file a class-action lawsuit against gun makers on behalf of public housing authorities across the US. Factor to which the action is attributed; How the administration would hit the industry to force an out-court compromise; Goal of the administration on gun makers.
ACCESSION #
2747239

 

Related Articles

  • Clinton in Y2K Agreement. Borowski, Sylvia B. // Electronic News;07/05/99, Vol. 45 Issue 27, p10 

    Reports on United States President Bill Clinton's approval of a measure that would allow class action lawsuits over year 2000 (Y2K) problems to go straight to federal courts. Provisions of the bill; Restrictions on Y2K lawsuits passed by both the House and Congress; Various comments on the measure.

  • Taking aim.  // Current Events;2/26/99, Vol. 98 Issue 19, p1 

    Reports on the lawsuit filed by major cities in the United States against the gun manufacturing industry. Claims by cities that gun manufacturers and distributors deliberately make gun acquisition easier for criminals; Complaints on absence of safety devices; Variation of control laws in...

  • Targeting gun makers. Bai, Matt // Newsweek;4/13/1998, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p37 

    Reports that more parties are willing to sue the gun industry in the United States in 1998. The efforts by Bobby McDaniel, lawyer for the family of Natalie Brooks, to sue the manufacturer of the gun which killed her; Why gun makers are taking the legal threats seriously; Efforts to improve the...

  • Industry Basks In Class-Action Victory.  // National Underwriter / P&C;12/19/2005, Vol. 109 Issue 48, p24 

    The article reports that the American insurance industry welcomed the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act in 2005. The law restricts venue shopping by trial lawyers and places limits on state class actions. Other related bills, such as the limitation of the liability of gun manufacturers...

  • Lawyers, guns and money. Goch, Lynna // Best's Review;Jan2000, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p55 

    Reports on class-action lawsuits in the United States as of January 2000. Class-action lawsuits faced by health maintenance organizations; Class-action lawsuits faced by tobacco companies; Class-actions filed against gun manufacturers.

  • Trial lawyers target firearms industry. Schulz, Max // Human Events;03/05/99, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p16 

    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;...

  • BREAD & CIRCUSES. O'Beirne, Kate // National Review;9/25/1995, Vol. 47 Issue 17, p29 

    The article discusses the tort reform proposed by conservative Michael J. Horowitz aimed at cutting the income of the trial lawyer constituency of U.S. President Bill Clinton. It discloses the scandal in which lawyers keep an estimated 60 cents of every dollar spent in the tort system. It...

  • Pigford's HARVEST. Foster, Daniel // National Review;2/21/2011, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p40 

    The article focuses on a discrimination lawsuit by black farmer Timothy Pigford against the United States Department of Agriculture after being denied a farm loan. It states President Bill Clinton's administration offered ten-cents-on-the-dollar settlements to Pigford and a cohort of black...

  • N.A.A.C.P. to Take Up Arms Against Gun Industry. Stodghill II, Ron // Time;7/19/1999, Vol. 154 Issue 3, p20 

    Notes that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will file a class-action lawsuit against handgun manufacturers, distributors, and importers. Goal of the suit to make changes in marketing and distribution practices; Comments from NAACP president Kweisi Mfume.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics