The son of a victim of the Colorado mass shooting has filed a lawsuit against Connecticut-based gunmaker Ruger, claiming the company’s negligence led to the death of his father.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, alleges that Ruger made and sold a defective product, a semiautomatic handgun, which was used in the 2012 shooting and caused the death of Matthew Murray.
The lawsuit claims that Ruger manufactured and sold a gun that was “not reasonably safe for its intended purpose” and that this was a “substantial factor” in Murray’s death. It also claims that Ruger failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions regarding the safe use of the gun.
The lawsuit alleges that the gun had a “defective design,” which made it “prone to misfire,” and that Ruger was aware of this design defect and failed to disclose the defect to consumers.
In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Ruger “knew or should have known” that the gun was being used in an unsafe manner and that the company failed to take steps to prevent it.
The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs.
The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court of Colorado.
The son of Matthew Murray has brought a suit against Ruger, a Connecticut-based gunmaker, alleging that the company’s negligence was responsible for his father’s death in the Colorado mass shooting of 2012. The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Colorado alleges that Ruger created and vended an unsafe product, a semiautomatic handgun, which was a substantial factor in the death of the decedent. It further posits that the gun was improperly designed, rendering it prone to misfire, and that the company did not properly disclose this defect to buyers. Additionally, the plaintiffs maintain that Ruger should have been aware of the gun’s misuse and taken steps to prevent it. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages, in addition to attorneys’ fees and costs. The case is ongoing.