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Pretrial ruling in Sandy Hook families lawsuit against Remington

There's been another pre-trial ruling in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by some Sandy Hook families against Remington Arms.  A Superior Court Judge this week refused the gun manufacturer's request for an early judgement in the case.  The trial is not slated to start until 2018, and the judge wrote in her decision that she would hear Remington's argument for dismissal in December 2017. 


The Judge said, in part, that due to the complex nature of the issue more discovery is needed so the court will hear all motions for summary judgement on the same day. 


The families of nine children and adults killed, and a teacher who survived, claims that Remington knew the AR-15-style rifle was dangerous and meant for the military but sold it to the public anyway and should be held accountable. 


Remington Arms is the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms, which made the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting.  Their lawyers argue the lawsuit is barred by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.

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