Richard J. Arsenault serves as Class Counsel in Pollard v. Remington Arms Company, LLC, a nationwide class action concerning certain Remington firearms. The class action lawsuit alleged that trigger mechanisms contain a defectively-designed trigger connector that can result in accidental discharges without the trigger being pulled.
The lawsuit also claimed that Remington X-Mark Pro® triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 contained a defect in the manufacturing process that created the potential for application of excess bonding agent to be applied to the trigger mechanism, which could cause a discharge without the trigger being pulled in some limited conditions.
While Defendants deny any wrongdoing, the Parties reached a Settlement. The proposed Settlement provides for certain benefits to current owners of following Models:
- Sportsman 78
For most of the firearms, Settlement Class Members are entitled to a free retrofit of the affected trigger mechanism. Owners of some older models are eligible for vouchers at Remington’s online store.
The District Court approved the Settlement in March 2017. Two objectors appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling approving the Settlement and the objectors took no further appeals. The Settlement became effective on October 23, 2018 and Remington has begun marking repairs of the affected firearms.
Owners of these firearms may file claims until April 23, 2020. Firearm owners are encouraged to visit the official Settlement Website for additional information and filing claims. Current owners of the Model 700 or Model Seven with an X-Mark Pro Trigger® manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 are eligible for a retrofit while the appeal is pending.
It is recommended that if you own one of these Model 700s or Model Sevens with the X-Mark Pro® Trigger subject to the recall that you stop using your firearm. Please consult the official Settlement Website for claims information and safety warnings.