Taser has issued a press release trumpeting that they've been dismissed with prejudice from yet another taser-associated death lawsuit [Wells v. Taser et al].
I wonder if this is an actual sorry-to-have-bothered-you and no-money-changed-hands legal-argument based dismissal, or if it was yet another example of an out of court settlement by another name.
See [LINK] and [LINK] for a previous post regarding this subtle Taser trademark misdirection.
(Aren't most companies more open about these sorts of details? I mean, most companies that settle a lawsuit will admit that they've "settled a damn lawsuit." I don't know why these guys would take a less-forthcoming approach. It just makes them appears to be deceptive scuzbags. I'm not saying that they are actually deceptive scuzbags, I just saying that referring to what are actually settlements as 'dimissals' makes them look like deceptive scuzbags.)
In this case [Wells v. Taser et al], I have no idea.
There's no further information available that I can find on-line.
Now - if Taser is concerned about the possibility of confusion, then they can certainly issue a clarifying statement. But if they don't, and no further details are released, then you can read this claim of a dismissal from them which ever way you want.
Perhaps the information will be forthcoming at some point.
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