Friday, January 16, 2009

Indiana Supremes allow Gary lawsuit to continue

From Hoosierville:
The Indiana Supreme Court today declined to get involved again with the city of Gary’s 10-year-old lawsuit against several gun makers, allowing the case to proceed to trial.

The court’s order, issued after the justices reviewed the gun manufacturers’ request that they take up the case, lets stand an October 2007 Indiana Court of Appeals ruling. That 3-0 ruling said a provision in the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, passed by Congress in 2005, did not bar the Gary lawsuit from proceeding in state court.

Gary’s lawsuit, filed in 1999, alleged that 16 gun makers and six Northern Indiana gun dealers sold guns they knew would end up in criminals' hands.

Article here.

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