Court Rules Gun Maker Can be Sued over Newtown Shooting

Posted on March 14, 2019 9:20 am
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Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases when their products are used in crimes.   The plaintiffs include a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre. They argue the AR-15-style rifle used by

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