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US Sandy Hook Families Get Gunmaker Trial 9 Years After Attack

12:36  12 december  2019
12:36  12 december  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Family members of nine children and educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have received a September 2021 trial Lawyers for the families and Remington agreed on the trial schedule at a hearing Wednesday in Waterbury, Connecticut, about 20 miles from the site of

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, United States, when 20- year -old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people

(Bloomberg) -- Family members of nine children and educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have received a September 2021 trial date in their landmark lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. over its marketing of the semiautomatic military-style rifle the shooter used.

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A judge heard arguments on Monday to decide if a case against the maker of the gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting will go to trial . The families of some of

'An appeal to the US Supreme Court could follow a March 19 decision allowing the families of nine Sandy Hook victims to sue Bushmaster Firearms.' Though a federal law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) shields gunmakers from civil liability in most instances, the

Lawyers for the families and Remington agreed on the trial schedule at a hearing Wednesday in Waterbury, Connecticut, about 20 miles from the site of the attack. The parties also agreed to resume document discovery immediately and begin disclosure of expert testimony in January 2021.

Josh Koskoff, a lawyer for the victims, said in a statement that the resumption of discovery promised to unveil documents and other evidence relating to Remington’s marketing decisions.

“After nearly five years of legal maneuvering by Remington, we will finally discover what went on behind closed doors that led to the company’s reckless marketing of the Bushmaster AR-15,” Koskoff said. “The families’ faith in the legal system has never wavered and they look forward to presenting their case to a Connecticut jury.”

Lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against gun manufacturer will go to trial in 2021

  Lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against gun manufacturer will go to trial in 2021 A lawsuit by nine families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings against the company that made the gun used in the massacre will go to trial in September of 2021. On Wednesday lawyers for Remington Arms and the families agreed to the date after nearly two hours of haggling before Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis. Remington pushed for a court date in 2022 but Attorney Josh Koskoff, who is representing the families, wanted September of 2021.

The families alleged, for example, that the Bushmaster product catalogue shows soldiers on patrol in jungles along with the phrase: “When you “It opens up an avenue to hold gunmakers responsible despite federal immunity. It will encourage a lot more litigation” against them as well as potentially

Add Sandy Hook as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Sandy Hook news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 28, 2013. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015, was dismissed in 2016 by a lower court, ruling that gunmakers have broad immunity from liability under a federal law known as PLCAA

a group of people sitting posing for the camera:    It is the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.      Twenty children and six staff members died at the elementary   school in Newtown, Connecticut that day.      The first graders who were killed would have been in seventh   grade today.       On December 12, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into Sandy   Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot 26   people, including 20 children, after also killing his mother in   their home.    News of the massacre reverberated across the country, and   elicited a tearful reaction from then-President Barack Obama, who   described it as the    worst day of his presidency.         Read more: Michelle Obama remembers what the   Sandy Hook school shooting was like, the 'darkest day' in the   White House    Sen. Chris Murphy, who had previously been a representative for   the district that included Newtown, was among those present when the   families of the victims learned about the fates of their loved   ones.

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Remington had originally proposed for the trial to take place in 2022, but Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis had pushed back on the suggestion, saying the case needed to be resolved sooner rather than later. Koskoff likewise said the case had been “on ice for these families” for too long.

The lawsuit blames Remington’s marketing of its military-style Bushmaster rifle for inspiring the killer who used it to kill 26 people, 20 of them first-grade children, at the Connecticut school.

Remington had argued the families’ lawsuit was blocked by a 2005 federal law enacted to shield the gun industry from lawsuits, but Connecticut’s highest court ruled in March that the case could go forward. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided not to take up the gun manufacturer’s appeal.

Read More: Gun Industry Dealt Blow by Connecticut Court Over Sandy Hook

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The seventh anniversary of Sandy Hook was commemorated by victims of gun violence. Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed on Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and opened fire.

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