MassLive: Massachusetts AG Maura Healey Asks for Dismissal of Remington Gun Suit

Ma. AG Maura Healey is at it again.

Via MassLive:

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking a judge to dismiss a complaint by gun manufacturer Remington challenging Healey’s request for company documents.

Healey filed the motion in Suffolk County Superior Court weeks after a judge ruled in her favor in a similar case.

Glock and Remington had both filed lawsuits challenging Healey’s requests for documents in court. Healey has been conducting an investigation into whether the gun manufacturers are complying with the state’s consumer protection laws as they relate to gun safety.

The court documents show that Healey asked for records of complaints relating to the safety of firearms and ammunition or to accidental discharges and for information on how the companies responded to those complaints. She asked for information about recalls of guns and ammunition, a list of all guns being produced as of January, information about safety features and testing and documents about advertising, marketing and warranties.

A Suffolk County Superior Court judge in early November ruled that Healey was allowed to continue her investigation into Glock, finding that she had “good and sufficient grounds” to request documents. The judge ordered Glock and Healey to negotiate the scope of documents that must be produced.

In light of the Glock ruling, Healey’s office asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit from Remington. She argues that the same legal principles that the judge applied in the Glock case also apply to the Remington case, and Remington has not met its burden to show why it should not be required to produce the documents.

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