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Gun Industry Dealt Blow as Conn. High Court Allows Suit by Sandy Hook Victims

The gun industry suffered a stinging setback as Connecticut’s top court said families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could sue Remington Arms Co. over its marketing of military-style Bushmaster weapons. The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected …

Remington’s Bankruptcy Could Affect $500M in Pending Lawsuits

Remington Outdoor Co.’s decision to seek court protection was a long-anticipated move by one of America’s oldest gun-makers. It was in part the result of a maelstrom that’s buffeted the industry since the election of Donald Trump, one also fueled …

Connecticut Town Wants Sandy Hook Wrongful Death Dismissed

The Connecticut town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. The lawsuit, filed in …

Newtown Families’ Suit Against Gun Maker Dismissed

A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit by Newtown, Conn., families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits …

Orlando Nightclub Victims Look to Sandy Hook Case for Way to Sue Gunmaker

A case in Connecticut state court could help victims from mass shootings – including the recent massacre in Orlando – sue manufacturers of military style assault rifles used in the attacks, despite state and federal laws granting them immunity. Today, …

Georgia School Lockdowns Part of Student Routines

School lockdowns, and preparing for a possible intruder, have become a fact of life for many metro Atlanta, Ga., schools. School safety has changed in recent years with mass shootings such as the 2012 incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, …

Ohio Allows Classroom Barricade Devices to Protect Against Shooters Despite Concerns

A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning whether they’re really safe. Those opposed to the devices say they’re complicated …

Gun Maker Gets Sandy Hook Suit Moved to Federal Court

Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding. Nine families sued Remington and …