Taser Beats $10M False Ad Suit Over Calif. Firearm Status

Law360, Los Angeles (January 16, 2013, 5:01 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a customer’s $10 million putative class action against Taser International Inc. alleging the company didn’t tell consumers that its stun guns are considered firearms under state law, saying the plaintiff failed to support her false advertising and unfair competition claims.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins found plaintiff Chiko Katiki had standing to sue Taser for damages resulting from her $300 purchase of its C2 electronic control device, or ECD, but granted the self-defense company’s motion to dismiss her...
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