This lawsuit was reported on this blog here:
Since filing, the case is been removed to Federal court
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
Short Case title:
DONNA L. SOTO, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE
ESTATE OF VICTORIA L. SOTO, et al.,
BUSHMASTER FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL ) January 21, 2015
LLC a/k/a FREEDOM GROUP, INC. a/k/a )
REMINGTON OUTDOOR GROUP, INC., et al.
Case No: 3:15-CV-00068-RNC
Hon. Robert Chatigny, District Court Judge
(All filed documents are not listed here)
Soto v. Bushmaster Complaint - File Date 12-13-14
Notice of Removal - File Date 1-15-15 (excludes 64 pages of exhibits)
Notice of Pending Motions - File date 1-15-15
Motion for Extension of Time (Riverview) 1-21-15
I can't find any follow-up to this case. It was effectively dismissed, actually remanded back to the Conn. Superior Court where it apparently died quietly, by Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International (D.Conn., Oct. 9, 2015) 139 F.Supp.3d 560.
The defense mounted by Remington (owner of Bushmaster) and the other defendants is significant in terms of the conspiracy theorists. With millions of dollars at stake, instead of arguing that a Bushmaster gun hadn't killed anybody or that nobody had died at Sandy Hook or that the Sandy Hook shooting was all a hoax, the defendants - Remington, Bushmaster, and the gun retailer - fell back on a controversial provision of the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act (15 USC § 7901 et seq) as their sole defense. This was extremely risky as the gun control people have long wanted to challenge the validity of that provision, and a successful challenge would have opened up the entire gun industry to billions of dollars in liability in thousands of lawsuits. However the court upheld the provision and Remington and Bushmaster succeeded in their risky defense.
If there were the slightest truth to the story of a hoax at Sandy Hook, you can bet that Remington would have latched onto that instead of relying on the risky argument that it used.
its not dismissed idiot .. i was just reviewing it.. discovery is ongoing and. its set for jury trial. you hoaxers are never right. ever
Useful idiots! If this was to win, anyone would be able to sue say GM for the thousands killed in accidents yearly which would cripple the auto industry and job market and eventually the economy as a whole, which IS the goal here. Suing a manufacture has nothing to do with the victims or the criminals, but is the means to an end, remember what Stalin did when finished with his useful idiots? He buried them in mass graves, do you really want that for your future, you are slowly making it a reality, don’t think it can’t happen, People in Nazi Germany said it would never happen...
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