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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

Just heard Tweety - Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Victims Against Gun Manufacturer Allowed To Move Forward

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/703439924/lawsuit-by-sandy-hook-victims-against-gun-manufacturer-allowed-to-move-forward
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After months of silence, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against Remington Arms, the manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting.

The court's narrow decision, overturning a lower court judge, rules that Remington can be sued over its marketing practices under a Connecticut state law, despite protections offered to gun manufacturers by federal law. The ruling sends the case back to the lower court.

The suit is a high-stakes challenge to gun companies, which have rarely been held liable for crimes committed with their products, and could mark a new front in the battle over gun regulations and corporate accountability. It centers on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a 2005 law that shields manufacturers and retailers from civil liability in lawsuits brought by victims of gun violence. An eventual ruling against Remington could establish legal precedent, opening doors for more lawsuits against gun manufacturers, and expose the company's communications about its marketing plans.

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This is huge

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Reply Just heard Tweety - Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Victims Against Gun Manufacturer Allowed To Move Forward (Original post)
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:08 PM

1. Yep, read it earlier on DU and was thrilled!

McConnell said he wouldn't let a vote be held on the gun bill they passed recently so this was especially good news.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2285573

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:14 PM

2. I thought they (Remington) had declared bankruptcy but it seems they are alive

and can get kicked in the can with this suit. Yea!

Link to Reuters post about the effects of the Sandy Hook massacre and the subsequent Parkland.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-remington-bankruptcy/us-gunmaker-remington-exits-bankruptcy-in-tough-gun-climate-idUSKCN1II24T

Remington, America’s oldest gunmaker, filed for bankruptcy protection in March, weeks after a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida killed 17 people and triggered intensified campaigns for gun control by activists.

Under the reorganization plan, inked two days before the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting, creditors including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Franklin Advisors will take ownership stakes in the company in exchange for forgiving more than $775 million of debt.

Remington also received a $193 million new lending package funded by seven banks, including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N).

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:19 PM

3. not to be a wet blanket but................

i just don't see how they could POSSIBLY get a favorable decision on this in court unless they can draw a straight line from the marketing of the gun to the decision of the killer.

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:22 PM

4. K&R...

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:32 PM

5. I hope John Cusack is on the jury

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