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REMINGTON ARMS: Court Granted Certification of Class & Subclasses

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\In the lawsuit captioned IAN POLLARD, on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. REMINGTON ARMS
COMPANY, LLC, et al. the Defendants, Case No. 4:13-CV-00086-ODS
(W.D. Mo.), the Hon. Ortrie D. Smith entered an order:

1. granting parties’ joint motion for final settlement
approval;

2. certifying case for settlement purposes, as a class action
with the subclasses defined as:

Settlement Class A:

Class A(1) – Class Representatives Moodie and Waterman:

“all current owners of Remington Model 700, Seven,
Sportsman 78, and 673 firearms containing a Remington
trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.
Excluded from the class are: (a) persons who are neither
citizens nor residents of the United States or its
territories; (b) any Judge or Magistrate Judge presiding
over the action and members of their families; (c)
governmental purchasers; (d) Remington Arms Company, LLC,
Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du Pont Nemours and
Company, and each of their subsidiaries and affiliates
(the “Trigger Connector Class”);

Class A(2) – Class Representative Delperdang:

“all current owners of Remington Model 710, 715, and 770,
firearms containing a Remington trigger mechanism that
utilizes a trigger connector. Excluded from the class are:
(a) persons who are neither citizens nor residents of the
United States or its territories; (b) any Judge or
Magistrate Judge presiding over the action and members of
their families; (c) governmental purchasers; (d) Remington
Arms Company, LLC, Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du
Pont Nemours and Company, and each of their subsidiaries
and affiliates (the “Trigger Connector Class”);

Class A(3) – Class Representatives Otis and Keesy:

“all current owners of Remington Model 600, 660, and XP-100
firearms containing a Remington trigger mechanism that
utilizes a trigger connector. Excluded from the class are:
(a) persons who are neither citizens nor residents of
the United States or its territories; (b) any Judge or
Magistrate Judge presiding over the action and members of
their families; (c) governmental purchasers; (d) Remington
Arms Company, LLC, Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du
Pont Nemours and Company, and each of their subsidiaries
and affiliates (the “Trigger Connector Class”);

Class A(4) – Class Representative Barbre:

“all current owners of Remington Model 721, 722, and 725
firearms containing a Remington trigger mechanism that
utilizes a trigger connector. Excluded from the class are:
(a) persons who are neither citizens nor residents of the
United States or its territories; (b) any Judge or
Magistrate Judge presiding over the action and members of
their families; (c) governmental purchasers; (d) Remington
Arms Company, LLC, Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du
Pont Nemours and Company, and each of their subsidiaries
and affiliates (the “Trigger Connector Class”);

Settlement Class B:

Class B(1) – Class Representatives Brown, Winterburn,
Hardaway, Pollard, Anderson, Corsi, and Massie:

“all current owners of Remington Model 700 and Model Seven
rifles containing an XMark Pro trigger mechanism
manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014, who have
not participated in the voluntary X-Mark Pro product
recall. Excluded from the class are: (a) persons who are
neither citizens nor residents of the United States or its
territories; (b) any Judge or Magistrate Judge presiding
over the action and members of their families; (c)
governmental purchasers; (d) Remington Arms Company, LLC,
Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du Pont Nemours and
Company, and each of their subsidiaries and affiliates (the
“X-Mark Pro Class”)”; and

Class B(2) – Class Representatives Pollard, Anderson,
Corsi, and Massie:

“all current and former owners of Remington Model 700 and
Model Seven rifles who replaced their rifle’s original
Walker trigger mechanism with an X-Mark Pro trigger
mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014.
Excluded from the class are: (a) persons who are neither
citizens nor residents of the United States or its
territories; (b) any Judge or Magistrate Judge presiding
over the action and members of their families; (c)
governmental purchasers; (d) Remington Arms Company, LLC,
Sporting Goods Properties, Inc., E.I. du Pont Nemours and
Company, and each of their subsidiaries and affiliates (the
“X-Mark Pro Class”);

3. declaring settlement agreement is fair, reasonable and
adequate;

4. incorporating terms of the Fourth Amended Settlement
Agreement as the Order of this Court;

5. overruling all objections to the settlement;

6. appointing Plaintiffs Moodie, Waterman, Delperdang, Otis,
Keesy, Barbre, Brown, Winterburn, Hardaway, Pollard,
Anderson, Corsi, and Massie as class representatives;

7. appointing Richard Arsenault, Charles Schaffer, Eric
Holland, and W. Mark Lanier as class counsel;

8. excluding Vincent Agnelli Jr., Leon Baily, Mike Blair,
Carol Bonham, Leonard Bonham, David Harris Jr., John
Hoober, Ronson Ibarra, Brad Sisneros, Timothy Tomlinson,
and David Wight from the settlement;

9. appointing Angeion as the class action settlement
administrator to perform the duties assigned to it in the
settlement agreement;

10. approving Plaintiffs’ application for fees and expenses in
the amount of $12.5 million;

11. approving Plaintiffs’ request for costs and expenses in
the amount of $474,892.75 (that amount shall be subtracted
from the $12.5 million awarded to class counsel);

12. granting Plaintiffs’ request for service awards to class
representatives in the amount of $2,500 each; and

13. directing Defendants to publish a copy of the Order on the
Settlement Website.

Pursuant to the terms of the Fourth Amended Settlement Agreement,
the Court retains jurisdiction over the parties, including the
settlement classes, in matters relating to the administration,
consummation, validity, enforcement, and interpretation of the
settlement agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement
agreement, the matter is dismissed with prejudice.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=GkQeCLvJ