Archive for the 'TASER Inc. settlements' Category

USA – Why Taser is paying millions in secret ‘suspect injury or death’ settlements (2013-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International says it “doesn’t settle” in liability cases, but this report shopws it has. The company has agreed to pay a total of $2.3 million in settlements to plaintiffs who had sued the company in product liability cases. But most settlements are surrounded by non-disclosure clauses. For years, TASER has battled […]

USA – Did Taser maker do proper study? [two major problems] (2012-05-17)

Posted on May 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: This article is most interesting for confirming two elements (1) A review of the Taser by the Department of Defense in 2002 said “Development of the Taser appears to be based on serendipitous findings and trial and error, as opposed to well-defined scientific investigation.” The reviewers gave “a limited but favorable endorsement” […]

TASER Inc. – TASER’s CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (2011-07-31)

Posted on July 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS” Every few months, TASER Inc. holds “Earnings conference calls”, which seem to replace AGMs. These are upbeat events, often mentioning interesting developments. They are NOT official reports. After the reading of the “safe-harbor” clause,… (1) The X2 was developed, frankly, for a fraction of the cost that it took us to develop […]

TASER Inc. – Tasr reports net loss following $10-m settlement (2011-07-29)

Posted on July 29 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER reported a larger net loss in its second quarter compared with a year earlier but expressed optimism about the sales potential of the latest version of its stun gun.Cuts in government budgets have challenged Taser, whose clients include a large number of law-enforcement agencies. Taser also had to absorb unusual expenses, […]

TASER Inc. – Scottsdale-based Taser to appeal death award (2011-07-20)

Posted on July 20 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: No suprise that TASER Inc. will appeal a $10 million federal jury award given this week to the family of a 17-year-old boy who was shocked by police with a stun gun at a North Carolina grocery store where he worked. During the trial, Taser argued the Turner had a pre-existing heart […]

USA – Federal Jury Awards $10 Million Against TASER International for Teenager’s Death (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an important decision against TASER Inc., federal court jury returned a verdict for wrongful death in the amount of $10,000,000.00 against TASER International Inc., for the wrongful death of 17-year-old Darryl Turner, who collapsed and died in a Charlotte, North Carolina supermarket on March 20, 2008, following shocks to the […]

TASER Inc.: Jury Award for Plaintiff in Turner v. TASER International – Company Intends to Appeal Based on Exclusion of Key Evidence and Other Errors (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  : No surprise that TASER Inc. is appealing the verdict against TASER International in the $10-million case involving the death of Mr. Darryl Turner, a 17-year-old male involved in an altercation with law enforcement at a grocery store on March 20, 2008. TASER International has only received one other adverse jury verdict […]

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, […]

Globalshock: The TASER Monopoly (draft: 2011-05-11)

Posted on May 12 2011 by admin

TASER Inc. is the monopolistic manufacturer of a product in high demand. We examine here two elements: the nature of its monopoly and how this affects pricing. By pkb for GlobalShock: Note this is a first draft 2011-05. TASER International has the monopoly of the supply of stun-gen technology to North American police forces. As […]

USA – Illinois Man Tasered by police gets $50K: Police Taser handcuffed man in a jail cell; jury says rights were violated (2012-02-22)

Posted on March 4 2011 by admin

   [[GlobalShock: In an all-too-typical case of taser abuse: “Two police officers were recently found guilty in a police brutality case that awarded the victim $50,000 for medical expenses and emotional distress, the victim’s attorney said. On Jan. 28, a jury ruled in favor of Jose Santana, a man who claimed he was beaten and […]

USA – Santa Cruz, California: Press Coverage of the BUTLER V. TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC Case (2010-08-19)

Posted on August 19 2010 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Details of the taser-scene as a result of which Steven Butler, permanently injured after he was shocked with a Taser nearly four years ago, reached a $2.85 million settlement with the stun-gun maker this summer, the first time Taser International has settled a product liability case, according to court documents. The company […]

CANADA / QUEBEC – “Taser: tuer le messager!” [“Taser: Kill the messenger!”] (2008-02-01)

Posted on February 1 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : The notes of a journalist who worked on a Radio-Canada documentary by Frédéric Zalac on tasers: many who had stories to tell (police, medical examiners, journalists, etc.) did not want their names or faces to appear on the programme for fear of lawsuits – SLAP – by TASER Inc. lawyers who have […]

ANALYSIS / USA – Death by Taser – The Killer Alternative to Guns (2006-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2006 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Long touted as a safer alternative to handguns for law enforcement, tasers are potentially deadly weapons that have a growing history of abuse by police and security guards. This in-depth article – 3,800 words – was published shortly after an unwarranted and brutal taser attack on a UCLA student in the University […]