Breaking news out of D.C. where the Supreme Court will not stop a lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook family members against gun-maker Remington:
#SCOTUS issues orders from last week's private conference. No new grants, justices will not stop lawsuit against Remington by family members of victims of Sandy Hook shootings
— Amy Howe (@AHoweBlogger) November 12, 2019
Remington manufactured one of the guns used in the massacre:
Breaking: In a blow to gun industry, the Supreme Court won’t stop a lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook victims’ families against Remington Arms, the manufacturer of the semi-automatic rifle used in the crime. The Court decided not to take up an appeal by Remington.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 12, 2019
This could deal a blow to the entire gun industry:
SCOTUS turns down case involving gun-maker Remington. This allows Sandy Hook families to sue Remington and potentially increase the liability of firearm manufacturers to suits brought by victims of gun crimes. https://t.co/3oMr4lasKq
— Anthony DeRosa🗽 (@Anthony) November 12, 2019
Earlier, Connecticut’s highest court ruled that “a federal law immunizing gun manufacturers from certain suits did not apply”:
SCOTUS has declined to take up Remington Arms Co. v. Soto, the Sandy Hook families' case against a firearm manufacturer.
Connecticut's highest court had ruled that a federal law immunizing gun manufacturers from certain suits did not apply. That ruling stands. pic.twitter.com/JxrJHpiv1F
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) November 12, 2019
Statement from the families:
NEW: The families of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting can continue suing gunmaker Remington, per SCOTUS. “The families are grateful that the Supreme Court upheld precedent and denied Remington’s latest attempt to avoid accountability,” their attorney Josh Koskoff says.
— Melissa Chan (@melissalchan) November 12, 2019