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Taurus Pistol Safety Defects Class Action

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This class action alleges that certain models of Taurus Pistols have safety defects that may cause them to fire when dropped or bumped, even with the safety in the “safe” or “on” position. 

Docket Number:

1:13-cv-24583-PAS

Company: Forjas Taurus

Filing Deadline: June 23, 2016

Objection Deadline: December 14, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: December 14, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: January 20, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Must return gun for cash payment.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person or entity in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or Guam who owned one or more of the following Taurus models of firearms on July 30, 2015:

  • PT-111 Millennium
  • PT-132 Millennium
  • PT-138 Millennium
  • PT-140 Millennium
  • PT-145 Millennium
  • PT- 745 Millennium
  • PT-609
  • PT-640
  • PT-24/7

“PRO” series models are included. Taurus G2 model pistols are not included. State, local, or federal governments, bodies, or agencies are not eligible.

Claim forms will not be available until the settlement has been finally approved and appeals have been completed.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash payment for returns of pistols, up to $200; may be less depending on the number of pistols returned. Also safety training and enhanced warranty for these model pistols.

Total Settlement Amount: $30,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$15,000

Law Firms:
Bailey & Glasser
Morris Haynes Wheeles Knowles & Nelson

Claim Form: Register here to receive a claim form when available.

Case Name: Carter v. Forjas Taurus, S.A., et al.

Settlement Website: Taurus Class Action

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Chris P. Carter v. Forjas Taurus, S.A., et al.

c/o Heffler Claims Group

PO Box 230

Philadelphia, PA 19107-0230

Tags: Defective Product, Gun