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May 16, 2006
Stun gun maker Taser International Inc. said Monday that the Securities and Exchange Commission would not take any action against the company after completing an investigation into safety claims, accounting practices and issues related to trading of its stock. Taser shares rose 13 cents to $9.57.
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BUSINESS
May 16, 2006
Stun gun maker Taser International Inc. said Monday that the Securities and Exchange Commission would not take any action against the company after completing an investigation into safety claims, accounting practices and issues related to trading of its stock. Taser shares rose 13 cents to $9.57.
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BUSINESS
May 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. said it would delay filing its first-quarter financial report after finding that it used incorrect methods to calculate manufacturing expenses. Investors responded by sending shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company 70 cents lower, or nearly 7%, to $9.44. Taser also said in a filing with regulators that it found a clerical error that resulted in an overstatement of inventory and income.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. said it would delay filing its first-quarter financial report after finding that it used incorrect methods to calculate manufacturing expenses. Investors responded by sending shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company 70 cents lower, or nearly 7%, to $9.44. Taser also said in a filing with regulators that it found a clerical error that resulted in an overstatement of inventory and income.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2005 | From Reuters and Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc., the stun-gun maker whose safety claims are being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, issued a letter Tuesday defending $105.8 million in stock sales last year by the family that has run the business. In a letter to shareholders Tuesday defending the Smiths' stock sales, Taser also said that it may see delays in orders as law enforcement agencies evaluate stun guns made by competitors. Taser's shares dropped $5.95 to close at $14.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc. said Friday that the Nasdaq Stock Market might stop trading its shares because the company had failed to file its third-quarter earnings report with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its shares fell 12%. Taser, the world's largest maker of stun guns, plans to request a hearing before a Nasdaq panel to appeal the decision. Filing an appeal stops the delisting process until a ruling is made, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2009 | By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton
A federal appeals court this week ruled that a California police officer can be held liable for injuries suffered by an unarmed man he Tasered during a traffic stop. The decision, if allowed to stand, would set a rigorous legal precedent for when police are permitted to use the weapons and would force some law enforcement agencies throughout the state -- and presumably the nation -- to tighten their policies governing Taser use, experts said. Michael Gennaco, an expert in police conduct issues who has conducted internal reviews of Taser use for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and other agencies, said the ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals prohibits officers from deploying Tasers in a host of scenarios and largely limits their use to situations in which a person poses an obvious danger.
WORLD
December 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Canada's national police force, criticized for excessive use of Tasers, said that, from now on, officers would only fire the electric stun guns at suspects who are combative or resisting arrest. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police policy change was prompted by outrage over the death of a Polish immigrant who was Tasered and then restrained at the Vancouver airport in October. RCMP Commissioner William Elliott said he could not define combative behavior. Taser International Inc.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Taser International Inc., the largest stun-gun maker, defeated an appeal by a sheriff's officer who claimed the company was liable for injuries he suffered when he was shocked in a training exercise. Samuel Powers, then 44, was hurt in 2002 when he volunteered to be shot with the Taser, which delivers a temporarily disabling electric shock through a wire. A state appeals court in Phoenix denied a request for a new trial by Powers, who said he suffered a broken back because Taser didn't warn of the weapon's risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
California Highway Patrol officers in Kern County are now packing Tasers, a stun-gun device authorities plan to use to immobilize violent suspects. Officer Greg Williams says officers statewide will be trained to use stun guns, which will replace pepper spray and batons. Williams says the Taser model selected by the Highway Patrol doesn't cause pain, but completely immobilizes people. Taser International Inc. sold 1,659 of the devices to the Highway Patrol last fall, and officials expect sales will rise as more officers are equipped.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc. said Friday that the Nasdaq Stock Market might stop trading its shares because the company had failed to file its third-quarter earnings report with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its shares fell 12%. Taser, the world's largest maker of stun guns, plans to request a hearing before a Nasdaq panel to appeal the decision. Filing an appeal stops the delisting process until a ruling is made, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser said.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2005 | From Reuters and Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc., the stun-gun maker whose safety claims are being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, issued a letter Tuesday defending $105.8 million in stock sales last year by the family that has run the business. In a letter to shareholders Tuesday defending the Smiths' stock sales, Taser also said that it may see delays in orders as law enforcement agencies evaluate stun guns made by competitors. Taser's shares dropped $5.95 to close at $14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2008 | Joanna Lin, Lin is a Times staff writer.
The wife of a man who died last year after being shocked with a stun gun during a confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies is suing the county and the weapon's manufacturer. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Carolina Silva accuses the county and Taser International Inc. of the wrongful death of her husband, Cesar.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Stun gun manufacturer Taser International Inc. won dismissal of a product-defect suit brought in California that alleged one of its products looks too much like a real gun. In 2002, police officer Marcy Noriega of Madera, Calif., shot and killed Everardo Torres after Noriega mistook her pistol for a Taser M26, which is designed to resemble a firearm. Torres' family sued the city. The city and the police officer sued Scottsdale, Ariz.
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