July 25, 2018 / 8:35 PM / 10 months ago

8th Circuit upholds settlement of Remington rifle defect suits

A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit against Remington Arms Co over some 7.5 million allegedly defective guns which could go off without the trigger being pulled.

In a unanimous decision the three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a federal judge had rightly approved the deal under which some gun owners would be eligible for a trigger replacement while others received a voucher worth up to $12.

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