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Company: Forjas Taurus, S.A.
Current Parent CompanyTaurus
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Penalty: $37,995,000
Year: 2019
Date: September 6, 2019
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: A Brazilian gun manufacturer agreed to pay over $37 million to resolve class action litigation alleging that it produced weapons with a defect that could cause them to go off when dropped. The company previously paid $239 million to settle a similar case (see separate entry).
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Southern District of Florida
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1:16cv21606
Case Name: Burrow et al v. Forjas Taurus, S.A. et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: Brazil
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: weapons
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