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USA – Richmond, Virginia: Appeals Court Tosses $6M Verdict Against Taser (2013-11-25)

Posted on November 25 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A federal appeals court has tossed out a more than $6 million award to the family of a North Carolina teenager who died after being shocked with a Taser. In 2008 17-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner died of cardiac arrest after a police officer fired the Taser twice, holding the trigger […]

USA – North Carolina Court of Appeals rules stun guns are deadly weapons (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: In an important decision, the the 3 judges on North Carolina Court of Appeals “ruled that a stun gun (an X26) “is a dangerous weapon that endangered or threatened Scott’s (victim) life.” The decision was ananimous.The case does not involve police use of tasers, but a woman who was tasered at a Walmart […]

USA – North Carolina Court of Appeals rules stun guns are deadly weapons (2011-10-02)

Posted on October 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A judgment that should change the perception of police use of tasers – but probably won’t.  The N. C. Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, stated the taser is a deadly weapon. The appelate court judgment is at http://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=2&pdf=MjAxMS8xMS0yNjgtMS5wZGY= At issue was whether state prosecutors could depict the taser as a “deadly […]

USA – Judgment vs. Taser [in Salinas Heston conviction] reduced (2011-05-20)

Posted on May 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Scottsdale-based Taser International Inc. said Friday a federal appeals court significantly reduced the amount of money a jury ordered the company to pay following a 2008 lawsuit over the use of one its stun guns.” But they were still held liable, meaning their claim to non-responsibility was rejected. “Doug Klint, Taser’s attorney, […]

USA – Verdict in Taser Wrongful Death Lawsuit Upheld on Appeal (2011-05-18)

Posted on May 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “A federal appeals court has upheld a verdict against Taser International, Inc. in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after police in California shocked him with the company’s stun gun for 75 seconds. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to vacate a jury’s decision […]

USA – Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Excessive Force Taser Case [man tasered 15 times on own house when handcuffed] (2011-04-29)

Posted on April 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “In a recent opinion, the Alaska Supreme Court reversed a Bethel Superior Court’s prior decision to prevent a lawsuit against the City of Hooper Bay and a couple of its police officers to proceed to jury trial on the basis of qualified immunity. The lawsuit will now be heard: it is Thomas […]

USA – McKENNEY v. HARRISON: 8th Circuit judge summarizes the legal problems of taser-related lawsuits (2011-03-28)

Posted on April 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An 8th District appeals court judge presents a statement on numerous legal problems raised by tasers. This is more than “legalese” and through what he wrote, one can see that TASER Inc. and police forces are very close to facing serious legal sanctions. We have placed certain key elements IN BOLD. We […]