HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting have appealed a judge’s dismissal of their wrongful-death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the massacre.
Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine killed filed papers Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal.
A trial court judge dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Arms in October, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
The lawsuit says Madison, North Carolina-based Remington should not have sold such a dangerous weapon to the public.
Remington’s lawyers dispute the allegations and expect the appeal to be dismissed.
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