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US v. Gary Purrington, et al.


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Most recent update 4/2007 (See end of document)

United States v. Gary Purrington, Diane Purrington, Skyler Purrington, and Firefox Enterprises, No. CIV 04-577-E-BLW (D. Idaho)

12/2004 Update:

On November 16, 2004, the United States filed suit in federal court in the District of Idaho against Gary Purrington, Diane Purrington, G. Skyler Purrington, and Firefox Enterprises, Inc. The complaint seeks an injunction and other equitable relief against the defendants. It alleges that the defendants violated the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C. 1263, by introducing and delivering for introduction into interstate commerce components intended to produce fireworks that are banned hazardous substances.

Click on the hyperlinks to view:

Complaint (Filed 11/16/04)

Motion for Reconsideration/Opposition/Order (12/29/04)

Opposition to Dismissal Motion/Dismissal Motion (2/16/05)

Memorandum Decision and Order Denying Motion to Dismiss (5/13/05)

Amended Complaint (Filed 8/1/06)

12/2006 Update:

On December 6, 2006, the Court granted the government's motion for summary judgment. Click on the hyperlink to view the Court's decision.

Memorandum Decision and Order

4/2007 Update:

On April 30, 2007, the Court entered an injunction against Firefox and its owners (Gary Purrington, Diane Purrington and G. Skyler Purrington) and those persons in active concert or participation with any of them. The Court also issued an opinion explaining the rationale for the terms of the injunction. Click on the hyperlink below to view the injunction and the Court’s opinion.

Firefox Injunction & Opinion