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2 January 2002

Associated Press

CHICAGO — An Illinois appeals court has ruled that the families of a slain Chicago police officer and four others killed by gang bullets can file public nuisance lawsuits against gunmakers and gun distributors. But the 35-page opinion issued Monday by Justice William Cousins of the Illinois Appellate Court sharply narrowed the scope of the families lawsuits. It said the families were free to sue manufacturers and distributors of the guns used in the crimes but... (

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