The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting offers some of the victims' families nearly $US33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the weapon was marketed to the public.
Print text onlyPrintCancelThe maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $US33 million ($44 million) to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public.
Key points:The families are being offered more than $US3 million eachThe settlement offers were filed a day after a judge denied Remington's request to dismiss the lawsuitVictims allege Remington should have never targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing
Lawyers for now-bankrupt Remington filed offers to the nine families which were suing the company.The offers amount to almost $US3.7 million each and the families are considering the proposals, lawyers said.A lawyer representing Remington, James Rotondo, declined to comment. headtopics.com
The settlement offers were filed a day after a judge denied Remington's request to dismiss the lawsuit.A Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington was used to kill 20 first grade students and six teachers at the Newtown, Connecticut, school on December 14, 2012.
The 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza, killed his mother at their Newtown home before the massacre, then killed himself as police arrived at the school.The families say their focus is to prevent future mass shootings.(Reuters: Adrees Latif)Relatives of nine victims killed in the shooting argued Remington should have never sold such a dangerous weapon to the public.
They alleged the gun maker targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing and via product placement in violent video games.The families said their focus was on preventing future mass shootings. Read more: ABC News »
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