An appeals court has approved a class action settlement about allegedly defective Remington rifles—one that attorneys general in 10 states, including New York, opposed for offering what they saw as inadequate compensation to claimants.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit disagreed with the arguments from two objectors that a claims rate of less than 0.3 justified rejecting approval of the settlement, which provides retrofits and rebates to about 7.5 million owners of Remington Model 700 rifles with allegedly defective triggers. In an order on Wednesday, the panel found that the objectors failed to consider that class members got the notice—but just didn’t want to make a claim.
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