Brenda Pratt v. Martineau, 69 Mass. App. Cr. 670 (2007)

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Perry was watching the movie Pulp Fiction when his best friend retrieved a handgun improperly stored by his roommate. As the friend handled the weapon, it accidentally discharged, killing Perry. The case established law on appeal that a gun owner is liable for the foreseeable harm caused by his gun. After 6 years of litigation and after winning the appeal, the home owner’s insurance company offered their full liability policy to settle the case.

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