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Friday, September 03, 2021

As part of a lawsuit defense, the company that made the guns used in the Sandy Hook shooting demanded the disciplinary and attendance records of dead children.

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#1 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-09-02 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What the heck for?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-02 09:59 PM | Reply

"What the heck for?"

To prove they were all crisis actors, of course!

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-09-02 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More cash for the lawyers more like.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-02 10:02 PM | Reply

This is ------- sick.

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-02 10:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite

Yep.

Waiting for dumbdinger or some other GQP maroon to pipe up...

'cause "freedumb" or some such nonsense.

#6 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-09-02 10:14 PM | Reply

It's a common defense lawyer tactic to put the victim on trial.

Also known as the "what was she wearing" strategy.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 10:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 - that's probably it. Those records could not possibly have any relevance in the lawsuit. Or it could be a "---- you" from Remington for being sued for something they had no control over.

#8 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-02 10:38 PM | Reply

If a first-grader gets an "F" he deserves to be shot?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-03 07:56 AM | Reply

Drag it out, pile up the hours, ka-ching!

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-03 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If a first-grader gets an "F" he deserves to be shot?

The only possible argument I can think they would be trying to make would be that the parents are only suing Remington because their kids were too stupid to be able to support them in retirement.

It's weak, but all I can come up with.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-03 08:17 AM | Reply

As for the argument to be made, well ... uh ... beats me. Maybe something to do with bad behavior and the slooooow turning of the Great Karmic Wheel? No, too simple.

#12 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-03 08:27 AM | Reply

Lawyers take a general stance that aggressive, bullying tactics are likely to bring desired results in some fashion. Species-specific, nasty behavior.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-03 08:53 AM | Reply

#13
That helps explain their popularity with the general population.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-03 08:55 AM | Reply

What the heck for?

#2 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2021-09-02 09:59 PM | FLAG:

Drag it out, pile up the hours, ka-ching!

#10 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS AT 2021-09-03 07:58 AM | FLAG:

^^ that one

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-09-03 09:13 AM | Reply

The Richmond Italia Family Trust has far, far more money to spend than Sandy Hook families.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-09-03 09:54 AM | Reply

The GQP/NRA is still exultant over a classroom full of bullet-riddled first graders.

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-09-03 10:26 AM | Reply

Just trying to prove the little terdz had it coming.

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-03 11:06 AM | Reply

My guess would be to say the kids weren't very bright and otherwise would have escaped had it not been for there dimwittedness. They will say it is the kids fault and hope the jury buys it.

#19 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-09-03 11:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#19 ... My guess would be to say the kids weren't very bright and otherwise would have escaped had it not been for there dimwittedness. ...

They were kids. Little kids.

They faced a situation many adults would have difficulties escaping from.

I'm tending to agree with #16, i.e., this is a tactic to drive up legal costs for the Sandy Hook families. If so, the playing of such a tactic shows the weakness of the Remington defense.


#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-03 12:19 PM | Reply

Perhaps the families could get a couple AR15's and hang out near the homes of the board of directors.

#21 | Posted by Docman at 2021-09-03 12:25 PM | Reply

Frankly I don't care which of them still wet the bed, which of them pulled on little girls hair, or which of them got in a fight on the playground.

Ffs it was an elementary school.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-03 12:27 PM | Reply

Legal costs don't have to go up due to this request. Give Remingtion what they are asking for. Don't contest it. The judge will probably not allow it as evidence in the trial since it is irrelevant, and even if he did, any jury would see the irrelevance and probably be nudged to the side of the plaintiff.

#23 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 12:30 PM | Reply

"Legal costs don't have to go up due to this request."

Yes they do.

The plaintiffs lawyers have to provide the documentation, and they don't work for free.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-03 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

www.ctpost.com

..."We have no explanation for why Remington subpoenaed the Newtown Public School District to obtain the kindergarten and first-grade academic, attendance and disciplinary records of these five school children," said the families' lead attorney, Josh Koskoff, after filing a motion to change the protection order in state Superior Court in Waterbury.

"The records cannot possibly excuse Remington's egregious marketing conduct, or be of any assistance in estimating the catastrophic damages in this case.

The only relevant part of their attendance records is that they were at their desks on December 14, 2012."...



#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-03 02:45 PM | Reply

Legal costs don't have to go up due to this request. Give Remingtion what they are asking for. Don't contest it. The judge will probably not allow it as evidence in the trial since it is irrelevant, and even if he did, any jury would see the irrelevance and probably be nudged to the side of the plaintiff.

#23 | POSTED BY JAKESTER AT 2021-09-03 12:30 PM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)

You have no idea how this works. Even if the school district gave that info up without a fight, Remington's lawyers would still bill for the collection, for several people to read and absorb the information, for putting the info into a PowerPoint and probably an Excel spreadsheet. The relevance of the records being used at trial would still have to be argued in front of judge, wasting judicial time. If it's a Drumpf judge, there's a good chance the records would come in, and because juries tend to come down to the lowest common denominator, you can't forcast what their reaction will be.

#26 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-09-03 06:09 PM | Reply

#25 - I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were an advocate for Remington. I'm not, so I don't give a ---- if they get charged legal fees. In fact, I even said "plaintiff" in my response. I guess in your rush to join the "troll jakester" bandwagon, (which seems to be a new DR sport because of how many heads I currently live in) you missed that part.

You are right, Remington would be hit with larger legal fees. Sorry this distresses you. Personally I hope Remington has to pay them out the ass for making such an absurd and hateful request.

#27 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 06:15 PM | Reply

#15 And bait the defense or the judge into making a mistake to justify an appeal.

Send over the records and pictures of the bullet ridden corpses as their final class picture.

Make the plaintiff lawyers see the horror.

#28 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-03 06:28 PM | Reply

Or it could be a "---- you" from Remington for being sued for something they had no control over.

#8 | Posted by jakester

Our newest fake liberal takes remington's side of course.

How much money did remington spend bribing politicians to not pass any gun legislation?

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-03 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My theory is that the lawyers are hoping one of the parents goes ballistic and that they can get a mistrial.

#30 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-03 06:53 PM | Reply

#30 - Perhaps, but the requested records will have been long submitted before the trial giving parents time to cool off about the incident.

#31 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 06:54 PM | Reply

" You have no idea how this works. "

He knows nothing about anything but has a strong opinion all the same.

worlds smartest oil rig worker.

#32 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-03 07:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"World's Leading Authority - Just Ask Me"

#33 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-03 11:39 PM | Reply

Maybe they are using this to determine how much these kids would have earned in a lifetime so they can figure damages?

If not, then probably did it just to drag everything out as much as possible.

Can't imagine they want to paint them as radical antifa but who knows, they do get blamed for everything these days.

#34 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-09-04 06:04 PM | Reply

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