5th Circ. Says Remington Rifle Discharge Suit Too Late

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 9:07 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled a lower court had correctly applied Texas law in deciding that a man’s suit against Remington Arms Co. for an allegedly defective Model 700 rifle that he claims suddenly discharged and shot him in the foot was time-barred.

Edward Burdett had been sitting in a friend’s pickup truck during a hog hunting trip at the time of the 2013 accident and filed suit in Dallas federal court in December 2015, according to the unanimous opinion. A resident of both Georgia...
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Case Information

Case Title

Edward Burdett v. Remington Arms Company, L.L.C., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 P.I. - Product Liability

Date Filed

August 10, 2016

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