Winnipeg, MB - The family of a Winnipeg teen, Michael Brian Langan, 17, who died in July 2008 after police stunned him twice with a taser plans to sue the weapon-maker after an autopsy linked his death to the weapon. [LINK]
The suit should seek a relatively large amount of money so that death-by-taser judgments and settlements do not simply become the cost of doing [evil] business. Taser International is a $400M company. Any judgment or settlement in the high 7-figure range would take a large chunk out of their market value (there's a good multiplying leverage, about ten-to-one, from the judgment value to the resultant affect on their company valuation).
Also - non-disclosure agreements are worth potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to them (a guess). Make them pay something close to fair market value, even ten cents on the dollar, for any such agreements.
I'm sorry that it is all about the money. It's not me, it's them. Appeals to improve their corporate behavior based on ethical or moral arguments haven't had any effect. Attempts to apply logic and common sense are smothered by their deception. The only language they understand is money. Sue them into oblivion.
And then, later, someone needs to go after the personal fortunes of those involved.
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