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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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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.
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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
July 20, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc., the world's largest maker of stun guns, began this week shipping its new C2 Personal Protector weapon for consumers as the company seeks to expand in markets other than police and military. The C2 has a base price of $299.99, is shaped like an electric razor and is available in four colors, including metallic pink. Taser depends on law enforcement and military customers for about 99% of its sales and is seeking a new customer base with the unit.
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
June 26, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc., the stun gun maker whose shares have more than tripled this year, said Friday that it was in talks with Sharper Image Corp. about distributing a new consumer version of the weapon. Taser's shares rose 19% on the news. Taser is talking to several retailers, not just San Francisco-based Sharper Image, about distributing the guns, and it will sell them on Taser's website, President Thomas Smith said. About 40 million U.S.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc., the world's largest maker of stun guns, began this week shipping its new C2 Personal Protector weapon for consumers as the company seeks to expand in markets other than police and military. The C2 has a base price of $299.99, is shaped like an electric razor and is available in four colors, including metallic pink. Taser depends on law enforcement and military customers for about 99% of its sales and is seeking a new customer base with the unit.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. has formed an advisory panel to help the company expand sales to the U.S. military and federal law enforcement agencies. The eight-member group includes a retired Army general and a retired Marine lieutenant general, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company said Wednesday. President Thomas Smith said he wanted to boost the number of electric stun guns sold to the military, which totals about 5,000 units since Taser went public five years ago.
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.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. has formed an advisory panel to help the company expand sales to the U.S. military and federal law enforcement agencies. The eight-member group includes a retired Army general and a retired Marine lieutenant general, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company said Wednesday. President Thomas Smith said he wanted to boost the number of electric stun guns sold to the military, which totals about 5,000 units since Taser went public five years ago.
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.
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
December 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
An Arizona jury rejected claims Thursday that Taser International Inc. failed to adequately warn users of its stun guns' potential dangers. The lawsuit, brought by an injured sheriff's deputy, was the first to go to trial among about three dozen personal injury, wrongful-death or excessive-use-of-force lawsuits that have been filed against Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser. A handful of other cases have been dismissed.
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
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.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
An Arizona jury rejected claims Thursday that Taser International Inc. failed to adequately warn users of its stun guns' potential dangers. The lawsuit, brought by an injured sheriff's deputy, was the first to go to trial among about three dozen personal injury, wrongful-death or excessive-use-of-force lawsuits that have been filed against Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser. A handful of other cases have been dismissed.
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.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Taser International Inc. said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating its claims about the safety of stun guns and a December order. Its shares fell 18%. Taser said it was cooperating with the informal SEC inquiry and was compiling information requested by the agency. The probe follows reports in states including California, Indiana and Texas of deaths that occurred after people were shocked with a Taser.
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