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In the concurring opinion, judges stated the lawsuit could be precluded by the state’s long-arm statute, which usually allows litigation against out-of-state parties who do substantial business in New York. (Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

A gun dealer from Ohio who sold a firearm that was eventually trafficked into New York and used illegally in a shooting cannot be sued in state court by the victim of that crime, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a majority opinion written by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

Chief Judge DiFiore

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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