Remington hit with more lawsuits over Walker trigger
By Daniel Terrill
A picture of a picture showing the gap between the trigger and connector of the Walker Trigger Control, what many plaintiffs have alleged is the root cause of the defect. (Photo: Pacer)
A mere three months after a federal court approved a settlement agreement between Remington Arms and a Missouri class over the Walker Fire Control, the gun maker has been hit with more lawsuits regarding the infamous trigger design.
While the trigger has been the subject of more than a hundred personal injury lawsuits, the newest cases were filed after the gun maker held a claims period in which those who owned one of the allegedly defective rifles could either file a claim or reserve the right to take the matter to court, if they wanted.
A search of the federal court’s system database shows three new cases that allege a Remington firearm, equipped with the Walker trigger design, discharged without the pull of a trigger and caused serious injury.
A Georgia man filed the most recent complaint. Cody Shearouse, of Effingham County, filed the case in a Savannah federal court last month, saying his Remington 770 discharged last July when he closed the bolt on a round. With the rifle pointed down,