Note: The firm has handled a large number of additional significant firearms related cases. These are listed under the Civil Rights Cases category.
In re Firearm Cases
Represented multiple firearm industry defendants in three coordinated actions brought by dozens of California cities and counties. Plaintiffs alleged the defendants market, distribute, and design handguns in an illegal way that facilitates their misuse by criminals. The trial court granted an omnibus motion for summary judgment against the cities, finding no connection between any practice of the defendants and the harm caused by illegal misuse of guns by criminals and that there was no violation of the Unfair Business Practices law nor public nuisance created. The Court of Appeal affirmed. (126 Cal. App. 4th 959 (Ct. App. 2005).) The case received significant media coverage.