Cohen Milstein Files Lawsuit Against Oregon Dealer That Transferred Gun Used in Murder through Straw Purchase
January 08, 2016
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Kirsten Englund, a woman who was murdered in Oregon in 2013. The lawsuit asserts negligence and public nuisance claims against the entities and individuals that together provided the firearms that were used to kill Ms. Englund, including an online gun dealer, a local Oregon gun dealer and its owner, and the mother of the shooter, who the complaint alleges acted as a straw purchaser for her son.
Cohen Milstein, which is handling this matter pro bono, partnered in this matter with the Legal Action Project at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and D’Amore Law Group, P.C. in Oregon.
The Brady Center’s press release regarding this lawsuit can be viewed here.
The complaint was filed in Oregon state court on January 7, 2016 and can be viewed here.