Taser Hit With $10M False Ad Suit Over Firearm Status

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Taser International Inc. is facing a $10 million false advertising putative class action from a disgruntled customer who claims the company never informed consumers that its product is considered a firearm under California law, according to a suit removed to federal court Friday.

Named plaintiff Chico Katiki is contending that Taser International is committing fraud and violating state business practice statutes by not explaining that buying, carrying and operating its devices as advertised is illegal in California, putting the new Taser owners at risk of severe...
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