Family members of nine children and educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have received a September 2021 trial date in their landmark lawsuit against
Lawyers for the families and Remington agreed on the trial schedule at a hearing Wednesday in Waterbury, Connecticut, about 20 miles from the site of the attack. The parties also agreed to resume document discovery immediately and begin disclosure of expert testimony in January 2021.
“After nearly five years of legal maneuvering by Remington, we will finally discover what went on behind closed doors that led to the company’s reckless marketing of the Bushmaster AR-15,” Koskoff said. “The families’ faith in the legal system has never wavered and they look forward to presenting their case to a Connecticut jury.”
Remington had originally proposed for the trial to take place in 2022, but Connecticut Superior Court Judge
The lawsuit blames Remington’s marketing of its military-style Bushmaster rifle for inspiring the killer who used it to kill 26 people, 20 of them first-grade children, at the Connecticut school.
Remington had argued the families’ lawsuit was blocked by a 2005 federal law enacted to shield the gun industry from lawsuits, but Connecticut’s highest court ruled in March that the case could go forward. The U.S. Supreme Court recently
(Updates with comment from a lawyer for families)
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