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But there were also complaints — even lawsuits — about the guns going off without the trigger being pulled.The engineers set out to design a new version, better than the original.The orders, which ostensibly protect companies from having their trade secrets revealed, are common in product liability cases.But consumer advocates and public interest groups say companies routinely use the agreements to hide risks from the public.
Public Justice saw an opening in Remington's case after Smith — in a rare move — signaled that he would not allow the usual degree of secrecy in the proposed class-action settlement.
All include a firing mechanism known as the "Walker trigger," for Remington engineer Merle "Mike" Walker, who invented it in the 1940s.
The documents, including hundreds of thousands of pages of internal notes and memos as well as hours of video, shed new light on Remington's efforts to manage the problem — and the fallout.
A hearing had been scheduled for Monday, but within hours after this report was first published, the judge postponed it indefinitely. As of mid-August, only 2,327 claims had been filed since the tentative agreement was first publicized in May.
The judge ordered both sides to come up with a better plan to notify the public.