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Old November 12th, 2019, 11:16 AM #1
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Supreme Court to allow Sandy Hook parents to sue gun maker Remington

Supreme Court to allow Sandy Hook parents to sue gun maker Remington

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/su...Vsoli5UwUJ-Whs

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is letting a lawsuit proceed against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The justices rejected an appeal Tuesday from Remington Arms that argued a 2005 federal law shields firearms manufacturers from most lawsuits when their products are used in crimes.

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The court's order allows a survivor and relatives of nine victims who died at the Newtown, Connecticut, school in 2012 to pursue their claims.


The lawsuit says the Madison, North Carolina-based company should never have sold a weapon as dangerous as the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle that gunman Adam Lanza used 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.

The National Rifle Association was among those urging the court to jump into the case and end the lawsuit against Remington.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 11:23 AM #2
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This is INSANE!!!! So next time I get a speeding ticket, i'm suing the manufacturer(ex Honda/Ford, etc) for building a vehicle that goes above the speed limit. I want my ticket paid, lost time from work, pain and suffering also.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 11:23 AM #3
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Not good.

I've been a lifelong fan of Remington, have owned and currently own them.

Slippery slope if you ask me.

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Old November 12th, 2019, 11:26 AM #4
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The Supreme Court denied cert. That is not the same as stamping approval of the lawsuit.

The Supreme Court often allows wrong decisions to stand because they take only 0.1% of cases. I dont really think that there was any reason to take this case- no circuit split, and the case itself is still at an early stage and the Supreme Court can come back later after the trial.


ETA: this appeal was not even from a final determination, and Remington can continue to defend itself on multiple grounds (including First amendment claims which were not before the CT Supreme Court). The CT Supreme Court decision was pretty bad, but its very rare that the Supreme Court takes appeals at this stage of litigation.
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The Supreme Court denied cert. That is not the same as stamping approval of the lawsuit.

The Supreme Court often allows wrong decisions to stand because they take only 0.1% of cases. I dont really think that there was any reason to take this case- no circuit split, and the case itself is still at an early stage and the Supreme Court can come back later after the trial.


ETA: this appeal was not even from a final determination, and Remington can continue to defend itself on multiple grounds (including First amendment claims which were not before the CT Supreme Court). The CT Supreme Court decision was pretty bad, but its very rare that the Supreme Court takes appeals at this stage of litigation.
THANK YOU for the clarity.
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If you are counting red lines, this is one. This could easily bankrupt the entire industry in one year.
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I think this is a clear indicator of how all 2A cases are going to be handled by a Roberts court.
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I would have preferred a GVR, but I agree that this is not the end of the world. Remington is going to have to spend a bunch to defend themselves, but they are still likely to win out in the end.
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If you are counting red lines, this is one. This could easily bankrupt the entire industry in one year.
This is exactly what the anti-freedom crowd is counting on.
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It is so shameful to be able to sue over a product that worked as manufactured and was not defected . Just by a mad-man gunman hell-bent on death decided to use a tool to kill . What is next a fork being sued for making a person fat , or maybe bacon being sued for being so delicious
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