TASER Not Liable In Wrongful Death Case, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling Tuesday that TASER International Inc. could not be held liable for the 2004 death of Michael Rosa by fatal levels of metabolic acidosis after police used a taser on him because the company could not have been expected to know of the risk at that time.

A three-judge panel agreed with a California federal court that TASER did not have a duty to warn that its M26 “electronic control device” could cause death by inducing metabolic acidosis because that risk...
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