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22 January 2024

US Appeals Court Revives Mexico’s Lawsuit Against Gunmakers

Glenn Thrush | The New York Times

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A federal appeals panel ruled that the $10 billion lawsuit filed by Mexico against US gun manufacturers whose weapons are used by drug cartels can proceed, reversing a lower court that had dismissed the case. The decision, which is likely to be appealed, is one of the most significant setbacks for gunmakers since passage of a federal law nearly two decades ago that has provided immunity from lawsuits brought by the families of people killed and injured by their weapons.