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Remington Settlement Criticized as Not Broad Enough

A proposed class action settlement set to mitigate millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles is flawed, according to critics. So reports CNBC.

The settlement’s scope is too small, some say, and court filings urged a judge to reject the agreement.

The CNBC report notes that in 2010 the company allegedly covered up a design flaw that allowed the guns to fire without squeezing the trigger. Other lawsuits tied the alleged flaw to “at least two-dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries,” the story reads.

The company said the guns are free of defects but agreed to replace the triggers for most guns for no charge. “That provision of the deal is particularly irksome to critics, who say it is designed to convince owners not to submit their guns for repair, reducing the cost to Remington,” the story reads. The parties have until Jan. 17 to submit proposed changes.

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