State Supreme Court Accepts Appeal in Sandy Hook Families’ Lawsuit
The wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Newtown families' against Remington that was dismissed in court has been picked up by the Supreme Court for appeal.
According to CBS Connecticut, the lawsuit against Remington Arms, the manufacturer of the rifle that gunned down 20 first graders and 6 educators during the Sandy Hook massacre that was dismissed by the Connecticut Superior Court has been picked up on appeal by the Connecticut Supreme Court. In the CBS Connecticut article, Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan during the shooting rampage had this to say:
We are grateful that the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear our case immediately. Our goal is, and always has been to help prevent the next Sandy Hook.
The case was originally dismissed by State Superior Court Judge, Barbara Bellis. Two weeks after the families appealed the court's decision, the Supreme Court added the case to their docket thereby bypassing the Appellate Court.
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