More than two and a half years after the tragic Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 dead, families of the victims have finally won a lawsuit against the estate of shooter Adam Lanza’s mother.
Seeking recompense for their losses, families of 14 of the people killed and two injured filed suit and won. They split the settlement from Nancy Lanza’s homeowner insurance policy and each walked away with $93,750.
The suit was filed against the Lanza estate because Nancy Lanza “knew or should have known that [Adam Lanza’s] mental and emotional condition made him a danger to others.’
The family members of the victims have yet to actually receive their settlement as they must first gain approval by a probate judge before reaching Superior Court. However, everything is expected to finalized by the end of the month.
During the shooting, Lanza used a Bushmasater XM15-E2S rifle, a Glock 10mm handgun and a SIG P226 9mm handgun.
There are still outstanding lawsuits against Bushmaster manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co.
The complaint reasoned that Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifles shouldn’t be allowed for civilian use because of they’re similarity to an AR-15. The complaint also said that Remington should have known the rifle “posed an unreasonable and egregious risk of physical injury to others,” adding the company failed to recognize “the civilian population’s poor track record of safely securing weapons.”
(This article was a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)