Group of doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit

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HARTFORD — A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Lawyers for the doctors said Tuesday they planned to file a friend-of-the-court brief asking the justices to overturn a lower-court decision in October that dismissed the lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co., of Madison, North Carolina. They say makers of military-style rifles should be held liable for injuries the rifles cause.

Lawyers for Remington contested the lawsuit’s claims.

A gunman used a Bushmaster rifle in the shooting in Newtown in December 2012.

The lawsuit against Remington was filed by a survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the tragedy.