RLF Partner Christopher Renzulli appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court on November 14 in the Sandy Hook case, Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, et al. The highly-anticipated and widely-covered oral argument represented the culmination of months of briefing on an appeal by the plaintiffs of Connecticut Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision granting a motion by the defendants to strike all of the plaintiffs’ claims. This appeal is significant for the Industry as the Connecticut Supreme Court will rule on whether the plaintiffs have adequately pled an exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) – the federal statute which was enacted to provide immunity to firearms manufacturers and sellers when firearms are criminally misused by others. The oral argument (which can be viewed here) was covered extensively by media outlets around the world, including the New York Times and the Hartford Courant. A decision is not expected from the Connecticut Supreme Court for several months.