Renzulli Law Firm and Partner Christopher Renzulli were again in the spotlight for the widely-watched Gilland v. Sportsmen’s Outpost, Inc. case in Hartford, Connecticut. On July 1, 2011 FFLGuard lauded Renzulli Law Firm and Christopher Renzulli for obtaining a complete dismissal on behalf of defendants in the case. Below is an excerpt from FFLGuard’s publication:
FFLGuard’s Director of Litigation Matters, Christopher Renzulli, recently obtained a complete dismissal from liability for a firearms retailer in the widely-publicized case, Gilland v. Sportsmen’s Outpost, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut.
Yet again, counsel aligned with FFLGuard rescues another retailer from litigation designed to put it out of business. We are happy to have Chris as part of our team!
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence prosecuted this case on behalf of the plaintiffs. In short, plaintiff Gilland sought to hold Sportsmen’s Outpost liable for wrongful death and negligence after retail customer Scott Magnano stole a firearm from Sportsmen’s Outpost and, more than a month later, shot and killed his estranged wife Jennifer Magnano, and then committed suicide. The Brady Center sued Sportsmen’s Outpost alleging various levels of negligence and culpability. Mr. Renzulli, through his law firm (Renzulli Law Firm), filed a motion to dismiss the case on behalf of the retailer/defendant, invoking Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”) grounds. In response, the Brady Center led an aggressive attack on both the defendants and the PLCAA, including a challenge to the constitutionality of the PLCAA itself. On May 26, 2011, Judge Robert B. Shapiro granted the motion to dismiss, upholding the constitutionality of the PLCAA, and rejecting the Brady Center’s other challenges – issuing a complete dismissal of the case.