Florida Upholds Lawsuit Dismissal.

Author:Thurman, Russ
Position:Industry News

In another courtroom victory, the Florida Supreme Court in late October refused to consider an appeal from Miami-Dade County. The county sought to reverse the dismissal of its "big city" lawsuit against the industry. The Florida high court also warned county officials it would not consider future motions in the case.

Miami-Dade had filed suit against 26 firearm manufacturers and the industry's trade associations. The case was dismissed in state court. A Florida appeals court unanimously upheld the dismissal in February. The court ruled that the "...suit was an improper attempt to regulate firearms. The power to legislate belongs...

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