The City of Philadelphia Tuesday agreed to a $1.425 million settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the 2012 release of some 3,265 concealed carry applicants’ personal information.
The case, in which the city did not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement, came after a number of applicants for locally issued License to Carry Firearms were rejected and had their personal information posted online for three days. The city claimed it was an effort at transparency in government.
Attorneys for the applicants contended that the city had put their clients at risk by listing not only the names and addresses of applicants, but also why they wanted a permit.
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