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Appeals Court Throws Out Detroit, Wayne County Lawsuits

Friday, August 8, 2003

A lawsuit filed by Detroit and Wayne County government against what they claimed were irresponsible gun dealers and manufacturers has been thrown out by the Michigan Court of Appeals. In a decision released today, a unanimous, three-judge panel of the court found that legislation enacted in 2000 to bar such suits applied to the action filed amidst great fanfare by former Mayor Dennis Archer and County Prosecutor John O`Hair in 1999.

Read Original at: Detroit Free Press


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