October 26, 2018 / 11:31 AM / in 6 months

5th Circuit throws out lawsuit over deadly hunting bow accident

A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a grant of summary judgment to the manufacturer of a sports bow which was involved in a fatal accident, saying the lower court had correctly excluded the opinion of the plaintiff’s expert.

In a unanimous decision, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the family suing Hoyt Archery Inc tried to rely on assertions not accepted by the scientific community, warranting summary judgment for the company.

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