December 12, 2019

TAXING THE EXTERNALITIES:

After long delay, lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against gun maker Remington Arms will go to trial in 2021 (Dave Altimari, 12/11/19, HARTFORD COURANT)

A lawsuit by nine families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings against the company that made the gun used in the massacre will go to trial in September 2021.

On Wednesday lawyers for Remington Arms and the families agreed to the date after nearly two hours of haggling before Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis. Remington sought a court date in 2022 while Attorney Josh Koskoff, who is representing the families, wanted September 2021.

Bellis said the case has been on the docket too long -- the lawsuit was originally filed in 2015 -- to wait until 2022.

Filing suits--against owners and manufacturers--after every gun incident can raise the costs to an intolerable level.
Posted by at December 12, 2019 12:00 AM

  

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