ABERDEEN, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi hunter claims that a coating used on a brand of firearms was misrepresented as durable and suitable for use in all weather conditions.
James Wilbourn filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all persons similarly situated on Aug. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi against Browning Arms Co. alleging negligence, breach of implied warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendant's Dura-Touch Armor Coating is used on its firearms and it advertises the coating as designed to improve grip and protect the stock. The plaintiff alleges that the coating degrades and becomes extremely sticky, which impacts the ability to use the firearm.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, injunctive relief, all legal fees, interest, punitive damages and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Erik Heninger of Heninger, Garrison, Davis LLC in Birmingham, Alabama.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi case number 3:17-cv-00143-MPM-JMV