Case information:  City of Chicago v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp., 821 N.E.2d 1099 (Ill. 2004) (Nos. 95253, 95243, 95256, 95280)

At issue:  Suit against gun manufacturers claiming their sales and marketing practices create a public nuisance.  This action (a parallel lawsuit to Young v. Bryco Arms, below) was brought against numerous gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers, alleging that they created a public nuisance through their sales and marketing practices.

Law Center’s Brief:  Our brief was submitted to the Illinois Supreme Court which denied leave to file this brief and other amicus briefs submitted in this case. The court ultimately dismissed the case for failure to state a claim.

Read the full text of our amicus brief here.

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