4th Circ. Remands $5.5M Award In Taser Death Suit

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 8:10 PM ET) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday partly reversed a lower court’s ruling that awarded $5.5 million against against Taser International Inc. over the death of a 17-year-old boy tasered by a police officer in North Carolina, remanding the product liability dispute for a new trial, but only on damages.

Although the appeals court agreed with the lower court that Tammy Fontenot, victim Darryl Wayne Turner’s mother, should prevail on the liability portion of her negligence claim against Taser International, there is not enough evidence to support the...
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