Friday, July 22, 2011

Federal Jury Awards $10 Million Against TASER International for Teenager's Death

Black blogger and social activist Eddie G. Griffin, BASG says:
HALLELUJAH! Praise the Lord! After 674 taser related death... a four-year campaign to raise public awareness... and 31 blog posts at my site on the subject... FINALLY, TASER International, with all its slick high-power lawyers and intimidated and bribed medical examiners and pseudo-scientific babbling experts... FINALLY, TASER International get shocked in the pocketbook... Eddie G. Griffin
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys John Burton and Peter M. Williamson announce that at 2:30 p.m. EDT today, a federal court jury returned a verdict for wrongful death in the amount of $10,000,000.00 against TASER International Inc., for the wrongful death of 17-year-old Darryl Turner, who collapsed and died in a Charlotte, North Carolina supermarket on March 20, 2008, following shocks to the chest from a TASER Model X26 electronic control device.
CNBC also reports that:

After the verdict was announced, John Burton, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, explained the importance of the verdict: "TASER has been irresponsible in representing the safety of its products. Hopefully, this verdict will sound the alarm to police officers around the world that firing these weapons into the chests of people should be avoided. No other family should have to endure the tragedy that the Fontenot family has experienced." The lawsuit is Fontenot v. TASER International, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, Case No.
3:10-CV-125.  United States District Judge Robert Conrad presided. 
However, Taser International has announced it will appeal.

The jury consisted of five women and three men [whose skin color is not reported in the article].

If you are in North Carolina and looking for lawyers for a Taser lawsuit, you might want to contact and consider the following lawyers, who won the ten million dollar jury award.
Plaintiffs' Counsel: John Burton, Esq. THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BURTON65 North Raymond Ave, Ste 300Pasadena, CA 91103Tel: 626-449-8300/Email: jb@johnburtonlaw.comWeb: Peter M. Williamson, Esq.WILLIAMSON & KRAUSS21800 Oxnard Street, Suite 305Woodland Hills, CA 91367Tel: 818-226-5700/Email: pmw@wandklaw.comWeb: Charles A. Everage, Esq.EVERAGE LAW FIRM, PLLC1800 Camden Road, Ste. 104 Charlotte, NC 28216Tel: 704-377-9157/ Email: cae@everagel

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