San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the first-ever plaintiffs products liability verdict against Scottsdale based TASER International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of Electronic Control Devices (ECDs). TASER had sought to overturn the jurys wrongful-death verdict claiming various errors during the trial (see the attached Memorandum Decision). However, a unanimous three-judge panel substantially rejected TASERs appeal and affirmed the verdict. The plaintiffs are extremely gratified by the court’s ruling which holds TASER responsible for the death of their son and brother, respectively, according to their attorneys, John Burton of Pasadena, California and Peter M. Williamson of Woodland Hills, California.
According to the plaintiffs’ complaint, on February 19, 2005, Robert C. Heston began acting erratically inside his family’s Salinas, California home.