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MrLarson
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SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Edited the thread title because the AP is fake news and I'm going to leave their article in the OP

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The Hill

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The Supreme Court has refused to listen to the appeal of gunmaker Remington in the 2014 lawsuit brought forward by a survivor and families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting.

The refusal of the appeal means that the 2014 lawsuit – which alleges that Remington should have never sold a weapon as dangerous as the Bushmaster AR-15 to the public – can move forward to trial.

Remington, the nation's oldest gunmaker, was appealing the 4-3 decision passed down by the Connecticut Supreme Court in March, citing Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a 2005 law that protects gunmakers from liability claims when criminal acts are carried out with their weapons.

The Bushmaster AR-15, Remington's assault rifle, was used by the Sandy Hook killer to murder 20 first graders and six educators.

Until now, the law had proven to be an airtight defense for gun manufacturers, causing lawsuits to be thrown out in similar situations, such as the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting.


AP

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.

The court’s order allows the lawsuit filed in Connecticut state court by a survivor and relatives of nine victims who died at the Newtown, Connecticut, school on Dec. 14, 2012 to go forward.

The lawsuit says the Madison, North Carolina-based company should never have sold a weapon as dangerous as the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle to the public. Gunman Adam Lanza used it to kill 20 first graders and six educators. It also alleges Remington targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing and product placement in violent video games. Lanza was 20 years old.
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kingbob
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
This is such bullshite


ShakeandBake
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Wow. That’s a huge can of worms being opened for all kinds of product liability suits in the future.


Quintona
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Why is the box empty Pandora?


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Bourre'
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Are they going to allow lawsuits against car manufacturers for selling cars to the public that go to fast?


Damone
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
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Remington’s profit-driven strategy

The nerve of a company to try and make profit


claremontrich
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That’s a terrible political move for the leftists to make during an election year. Which is good news for us


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BestBanker
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Automobile manufacturers?


BestBanker
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Eating utensils?


Janky
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I have got to be missing something here.


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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
This court has some issues. Damn.


They hate rights.


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BestBanker
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Baseball bat manufacturers?


Azkiger
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
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Are they going to allow lawsuits against car manufacturers for selling cars to the public that go to fast?


NY already limiting the size of drink you can purchase from fastfood restaurants.

Before you know it the majority of the decisions you make every day will be for the government to decide.


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Gasoline refiners?


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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
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Wow. That’s a huge can of worms being opened for all kinds of product liability suits in the future.


Where does this end?


gobuxgo5
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Can vehicular homocide families now sue Apple and Android for manufacturing cell phones that lead to death?


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notsince98
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Is this some type of technicality thing?

is it possible this is merely about the right to sue anyone you want whenever you want and not necessarily saying the suit has merit?

I would think this suit, if won by the plaintiff, would get overturned at the SCOTUS level as far as awarding damages.
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themunch
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
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It also alleges Remington targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing and product placement in violent video games


What in the actual frick is this. I did not know that gun manufacturers made software. Is this true?


BestBanker
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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
Rope manufacturers?

Heck, cotton farmers?


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re: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Remington's Appeal On Being Sued By Survivors Of Sandy Hook
If I get into an accident with a Chevy,. I am suing Chevrolet


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