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Newtown Families' Lawsuit Against Remington Arms Dismissed

Source: WFMY News (CT CBS affiliate)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against Triad based Remington Arms.

The company is the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The case was dismissed on a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by the Madison company to strike down the lawsuit.

Read more: http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/nation/newtown-families-lawsuit-against-remington-arms-dismissed/336272025

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Blaming Remington For Sandy Hook Massacre

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Based on the clear intent of Congress to narrowly define the `negligent entrustment’ exception, Adam Lanza’s use of the firearm is the only actionable use,” she wrote. Therefore none of the people the defendants actually entrusted the gun to “used” it to commit a crime.

The judge also rejected the plaintiffs’ attempt to slip their claims in under Connecticut’s consumer protection law, saying that law is limited to lawsuits where the plaintiff had some business relationship with the defendant.

And she rejected their product-liability claims, because the gun most definitely worked as intended.

The dismissal puts an end to an innovative attempt to get around the PLCAA, which Congress passed to thwart lawsuits against gun manufacturers over the crimes committed with their products. Judge Bellis allowed the case to proceed longer than might have been expected, given the clear conflict with the PLCAA, and even mused that there might be a comparison to cigarette litigation at a June hearing on Remington’s motion to dismiss.


Here is the 54-page ruling from Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis for those who prefer primary sources:

My 11-yr old called Donald Trump a bigot in his class today.

Context: So I live in the deep south, but in a coastal city and send my kid to private school. That makes for a solid nice polite republican crowd.

His class was discussing vocabulary words and one of the words was bigot. The teacher asked for an example of a bigot. My son raised his hand and said, "Donald Trump."

Apparently, the whole class erupted in laughter including the teacher. We just might take Georgia.

And I'm very proud of my son. He's been listening to me and his mother and/or paying attention himself.

HRC is a very strong candidate, but I am glad Trump is a trainwreck.

At this point, I think we are seeing reverse partisanship at play. Voting for president isn't about choosing the most qualified candidate to lead the country.

Most people supporting Trump are just sending the message that they don't want to support Democrats and supporting Trump is the most irritating way possible to show that support. It's a free protest vote because Trump will lose and they get to be irritating.

Of course about 20% of Americans probably support his stances and hate word-for-word and I don't know what to think of that.

So I'm back to hosting and I just realized the pinned thread in GD is MIA

I earned a hide just before the big revamp at the end of the primary so I hadn't been hosting or consulting the pinned thread.

Now that I'm back to hosting I went to look for the pinned thread where you had clarified some SOP terms and I just noticed its gone.

I liked the pinned thread thread and thought it helped hosts if not all OP creators. Could you explain to me why you deleted it? Was it seen as problem?

Office plants help

I like to have interesting plants in my office and I'm now in an office that I will be in for the next 8 years.

It has one tall window (6 feet H x 4 feet w x 1 foot deep sill) that gets afternoon light. The building is set at 74 degrees and very constant.

I need suggestions for something interesting and by interesting I mean I'm open to unusual, but the climate is limiting.

Any suggestions?

Can you tell me when my most recent jury hide occurred?

It was before the new rules but I still can't get into the forum host section yet

I admit I was wrong about Trump -- I expected him to move to the political center by now.

I grew up in the NYC area in the 1980s and Trump was an asshat back then. He was often in the news for some insane thing long before The Apprentice. Even then I thought he was about to crash,burn, and perish, but he somehow always pulled up on the stick, became sane enough to work out solutions, and lived another day to be an asshat.

When I worried about HRC competing against Trump it was my expectation that he would move the the center faster than HRC and siphon enough votes of those disenchanted with HRC, or Clintons in general, to win the GE.

There is no evidence at all that this is happening and it appears he may be filling his airplane with nitroglycerin to enhance the burning after the impending crash (to keep with the metaphor). It could still happen, but I think he is creating so many problems for himself that he won't be able to recover.

A political scientist I am not.

What was the name of that unscrupulous law firm that was looking for possible CR infractions....

....and suing for unfair use? I believe you won the case.

I hear that someone is following their "business model" but with images.

Still trying to get a hang of the social justice thing, but I liked this image.

I've seen a version comprised of the first two slides, but I liked the addition of the third one a lot.

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