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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 01:17 AM

In Sandy Hook shootings court case, gunmaker seeks confidential school records of slain first grader

The families suing Remington Arms over its marketing of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook School massacre want a court to order the gunmaker to keep confidential school records it has subpoenaed about five children and four educators who died in the 2012 attack in Newtown.

A lawyer for the families asked for the protective order in a motion dated Thursday, part of the ongoing argument between the families and the gunmaker over the relevance and confidentiality of records the parties are trying to collect as they prepare cases for the trial now scheduled in the coming weeks.

The latest salvo in the dispute was fired by attorney Joshua D. Koskoff, who represents estates of the nine, in response to subpoenas from Remington Arms to Newtown Public Schools for employment files of the four teachers, as well as the kindergarten and first-grade educational records of Jesse Lewis, Daniel Barden, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler and Noah Pozner — the five schoolchildren for whom claims have brought in the case.

The Remington subpoena demands, among other things, the children’s “application and admission paperwork, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, (and) disciplinary records.” Koskoff’s motion called the gunmaker’s subpoenas an irrelevant invasion of privacy and asks presiding Judge Barbara Bellis to expand a previously issued confidentiality order to include “private educational, employment and medical records and information.”

Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2021/09/in-sandy-hook-shootings-court-case-gunmaker-seeks-confidential-school-records-of-slain-first-graders.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 3, 2021, 01:32 AM

1. Pay up, Remington.

They just want to muddy the waters, stall for time and try to harass families.

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 3, 2021, 01:45 AM

2. The judgment should reflect the additional mental anguish and that Remington is inflicting on the

affected families. There should also be punitive damages awarded. There are no legitimate reasons why they would need to have confidential data on any of the students or employees at the school.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Sep 3, 2021, 08:56 AM

3. "L & G of the jury, Here we have the record, showing that ....... 1st grade student was sent to the

principal's office for failure to stay in line during the January fire drill. Now I ask you to project into the future, what kind of a citizen .... would be if he had Remington allowed him to live."

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 09:51 AM

4. So, they are planning to victim-blame 6 year-olds? Seems they would know the concept of backfire.

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