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Chapter : Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families to Sue Remington : October 4 and 18, 2019
Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families to Sue Remington : October 4 and 18, 2019
In a November 2019 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by gun manufacturer Remington to review a lower court’s decision that would allow a lawsuit brought by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to proceed against the company. The case could now move forward in Connecticut’s state superior court, with a trial expected to begin in 2021. The outcome could have repercussions for other victims of gun violence across the country who seek restitution from gun manufacturers.
Sandy Hook Families Sue Gun Manufacturer
In December 2012, Adam Lanza killed twenty first-graders ...