Case information: City of Chicago v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp., 785 N.E.2d 16 (Ill. App. Ct. 2002) (No. 1-00-3541), rev’d, 821 N.E.2d 1099 (Ill. 2004)

At issue:  Suit against gun manufacturers claiming they created a public nuisance.  This action (a parallel lawsuit to Young v. Bryco Arms) 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:  This brief was filed in the Illinois Appellate Court.  Subsequently, the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed the case for failure to state a claim.

Read the full text of our amicus brief here.