Group of doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit
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.