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CT Post: Judge Tosses Sandy Hook Gun Manufacturer Lawsuit

It’s encouraging to see justice prevail.

via CT Post:

A state Superior Court judge has thrown out the lawsuit against a gunmaker brought by the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.
In a 54-page decision filed Friday afternoon, Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion to strike the entire lawsuit brought against the gunmaker, Remington Outdoor Co.; the dealer, Camfour Inc.; and the company that owned the gun store; Riverview Sales where Adam Lanza’s mother bought the assault rifle.

The judge ruled the lawsuit does not satisfy the exception to federal law that gives immunity to gun manufacturers for the actions of gun owners under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) or the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA).

“Although PLCAA provides a narrow exception under which plaintiffs may maintain an action for negligent entrustment of a firearm, the allegations in the present case do not fit within the common-law tort of negligent entrustment under well-established Connecticut law,” the judge wrote. “A plaintiff under CUTPA must allege some kind of consumer, competitor or other commercial relationship with a defendant, and the plaintiffs here have alleged no such relationship.”

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