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CT Supreme Court hears appeal from Newtown families in Remington lawsuit

Ian Hockley, front left, father of Dylan Hockley, one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

A decision on whether or not families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims can sue Remington Arms now rests with Connecticut’s Supreme Court.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 10:20 AM

A decision on whether or not families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims can sue Remington Arms now rests with Connecticut’s Supreme Court.

In 2012, Adam Lanza used an AR-15 style Bushmaster rifle to kill 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The firearm was legally owned by Lanza’s mother, whom he also killed.

One survivor and families of nine of the victims have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington, claiming that the weapon was first designed for the U.S. military and that it should never have been marketed or sold to the public. A lower court sided with Remington and dismissed the case, which was initially filed in 2014, and now the Connecticut Supreme Court heard the families’ appeal on Tuesday.


The decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court is not expected for a few months.

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