Remington isn’t rolling over for the lawsuit against it related to the alleged Sandy Hook school shootings:
Gun company Remington has subpoenaed the report cards, attendance records, and disciplinary records of five kindergarten and first grade students murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to new court filings in a civil lawsuit filed against the company.
“In mid-July, the defense served a subpoena on the Newtown Public School District seeking: ‘Any and all educational records in your possession including but not limited to, application and admission paperwork, attendance records, transcripts, report cards, disciplinary records, correspondence and any and all other educational information and records pertaining to’ each of the five first-graders whose Estates are plaintiffs in this case,” according to the motion filed today that sought to protect the victims’ families from further subpoenas. “There is no conceivable way that these [records] will assist Remington in its defense, and the plaintiffs do not understand why Remington would invade the families’ privacy with such a request. Nonetheless, this personal and private information has been produced to Remington.”
In addition, Remington subpoenaed employment records of four teachers who were killed in the shooting, in which a total of 20 children and six adults died.
Of course there is a perfectly conceivable way those records, or rather, their sudden and comprehensive disappearance, will assist Remington in its defense, and the response of the plaintiff’s attorneys proves it. Because it is obvious that Remington’s lawyers are aware of the possibility that those “murdered children” did not even exist in the first place, or that they were crisis actors who never actually attended the school. And the burden of proof that they did attend the school lies squarely with the plaintiffs.
Unless the whole thing is just a show trial run by a corrupt judge, no amount of “invasion of privacy’ is going to prevent the plaintiffs from having to prove they suffered the damages they claim to have suffered.