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“What they lost can never be remedied,” says Josh Koskoff of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder of the nine families he and partner Alinor Sterling represent. “But despite their grief, and through their courage and their persistence, they have won a measure of accountability.” (Credit: BCFC / AdobeStock) “What they lost can never be remedied,” says Josh Koskoff of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder of the nine families he and partner Alinor Sterling represent. “But despite their grief, and through their courage and their persistence, they have won a measure of accountability.” (Credit: BCFC / AdobeStock)

It’s hard to think of any clients that would garner more sympathy than the group Josh Koskoff and Alinor Sterling of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder represent. The nine families they represent all lost loved ones in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

But it’s also hard to think of a defendant more difficult to hold liable than their litigation adversary, the maker of the semi-automatic rifle used in the shooting. Gunmakers enjoy broad immunity under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a federal law passed by Congress in 2005.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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