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24 Apr 2017

Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune (USA)

USA: Academics file brief in support of appeal of Sandy Hook families in lawsuit against gun makers

"Law Profs Say Gun Makers Should Be Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting", 19 Apr 2017 [subscription required]

Thirteen law professors who specialize in common-law torts have thrown their weight behind a negligent entrustment appeal lodged against the makers of the AR-15 rifle used in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Their 35-page amicus brief...focuses on how negligent entrustment should apply to Remington and Bushmaster Firearms...The brief was submitted in an appeal to the state Supreme Court...Attorneys for the [affected] families claim Remington, which sold the Bushmaster AR-15 used by Adam Lanza, knew or should have known the weapon was meant for war but was going to untrained civilians...Lanza fired 154 bullets in [5 minutes], killing more than two dozen people and injuring several others...

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