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Connecticut Supreme Court Freezes Remington Suit

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

The Connecticut Supreme Court pushed pause on a lawsuit brought by families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

The court ruled earlier this year that the lawsuit against Remington, the maker of the gun used in the shooting, could move forward. Then Remington’s lawyers filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state Supreme Court honored Remington’s request to stay the lawsuit proceedings while the nation’s highest court decides whether to take up the case.

Until then, lawyers representing the families will not get access to internal documents that would reveal marketing practices for the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle used in the shooting.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.