Though different than a jury trial, the summary judgement process opens the door to further legal woes for Scent Lok, etal. "The plaintiffs now have the right to seek complete restitution for monies they spent on Scent Lok products," Steiner said. "Unfortunately, the judge denied our case for a class-action status--which would have allowed any Minnesota hunter to join the suit--so damages will be limited to the original plaintiffs in this state. However, plaintiffs in eight other states--Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, New York, Indiana, Maryland, and Michigan --have also filed cases against Scent Lok. We are scheduled to file class certification motions in those cases in July. We have been contacted by hunters in a number of other states, asking us (Steiner was joined by attorney Tom Leach in representing the Minnesota hunters) as well. We consider this case trial-ready and are prepared to proceed."