A proposed class action lawsuit against Newington-based gun manufacturer SIG Sauer has cleared a key procedural hurdle. In an order issued Monday, a federal court judge ruled against the company’s motion to dismiss. Derick Ortiz of Snowflake, Arizona filed a proposed class action suit last September alleging the P320 pistol he purchased for approximately $500 could inadvertently discharge when dropped, due to an alleged design flaw. In his lawsuit, Ortiz says he wouldn’t have purchased a P320, or would have paid less, had he been aware of the drop fire issue. In February, lawyers for the German-owned arms maker argued in federal court in Concord that Ortiz has suffered no harm, and that the company is already offering a mechanical fix to all P320s, free...
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Judge Declines To Dismiss Proposed Class Action Suit Against SIG Sauer