Gun-maker sued in Sandy Hook shooting wants school records of murdered children
The lawyer of the five families called Remington's subpoenas an irrelevant invasion of privacy.
Lawyers for Remington Arms, the now-bankrupt gun-maker being sued by families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, have subpoenaed five slain students' academic, attendance, and disciplinary records.
In response, the attorneys for the families of the five students and four educators have requested that the records be sealed. But on top of that, Remington has also requested employment files for the educators whose families are involved in the case.
Back in 2012, the Sandy Hook mass shooting took the lives of twenty children and six adults, making it one of the first shootings in US history. After Adam Lanza gunned down the 26 people, including his own mother, he then turned the gun on himself.
Remington Arms produced the Bushmaster assault-style AR-15 rifle, which was used to take countless lives. In 2018, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018 and again in 2020.
The families sued Remington for wrongful death, accusing it of having recklessly marketed the military-grade Bushmaster to civilians.
Remington however has argued that the gun was actually completely legal.
The families' lead attorney, Joshua Koskoff, said Remington's subpoenas covered the kindergarten and first-grade records for the five student victims whose families are suing
"The records cannot possibly excuse Remington's egregious marketing conduct, or be of any assistance in estimating the catastrophic damages in this case," he said.
"The only relevant part of their attendance records is that they were at their desks on December 14, 2012."
In July, Remington offered a $33 million settlement, but the families have yet to respond to the offer, reports the Connecticut post.
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