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  • Ten Plaintiffs: 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • The AR-15 And The Law

    The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court December 13 by a survivor and the families of nine of the 26 people killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School hopes to move the discussion of guns and gun violence away from the politically charged precincts of legislative hearings, social media and other freewheeling forums (yes, editorials too) into the more ordered setting of a court room.

  • 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • Families Of 12/14 Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    HARTFORD (AP) — A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

    The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for civilian use.

  • Peace Light To Be At Troop A Barracks Tuesday

    SOUTHBURY — The Catholic Committee on Scouting of The Diocese of Brooklyn and the Catholic Chaplain of JFK International Airport announce the 2014 arrival of the Peace Light from Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem to the United States.

    The public is invited to visit Troop A barracks, 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, on Tuesday, December 16. The Peace Light will be available between noon and 4 pm for those who wish to light their own candle or oil lamp.

  • Mental Health Needs Persist Two Years After School Shooting

    (AP) Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse... Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist.

    “Here it is two years later, and it’s still hard to deal with. But God, you didn’t want to know me two years ago,” said Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook mother who happened to be inside the school that day with her three daughters, all of whom survived.

  • Governor Directing Flags To Half-Staff On Sunday

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Esty, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $775,000 Federal Grant to Newtown

    WASHINGTON, DC – On December 12, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a $775,914 grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to victims and their families, first responders, and members of the Newtown community in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Documents: Parents Of Some Sandy Hook Victims Intend To Sue

    HARTFORD — Court documents indicate that the parents of several of the children killed on 12/14 intend to file wrongful death lawsuits.

    Probate court records show that parents of 11 of the 20 first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have created estates for their children, which would be required to file lawsuits on their behalf. The documents do not say who they intend to sue.

  • Winter In The Wings

    As fall began to take its final bows this week, winter was waiting in the wings, hastening the old season’s slide into history with sleet, ice, and snow. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, it appeared that someone had run Zambonis over the roads in much of the state, turning the morning rush into a cautious creep. Then snow frosted the landscape again on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Winter asserts itself in this way as no other season does. It imposes itself on our pace, on our schedules, and on our certitude.