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Adam Lanza

Sandy Hook Families Get 'Small Victory' In Suit Against Gun Maker

HARTFORD — The decision by a federal judge to move to state court a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Bushmaster assault rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting is an initial victory in a long fight for families of 10 victims who are suing, experts said. "There is a possible tactical advantage for the plaintiffs that now, if the case ever goes to a jury, it would be in front of people in Connecticut who would closely identify with the victims," said Timothy Lytton, a law professor at Georgia State University who wrote a book about the difficulty in suing gun companies. Lytton cautioned that the ruling is a "small victory" equivalent to winning...