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United States

9 August 2001

Washington Times, Editorial

In the wake of tragedy, the frenetic scramble for blame can net some unlikely victims. The manufacturer of a product with obvious and well-documented hazards — hazards it makes no attempt to conceal — was the latest target of one such misguided search for culpability. In a stunningly clearheaded decision, the California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that gun manufacturer Navegar Inc. is not liable for the misuse of its product. Merrill vs. Navegar originated from... (

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