(FOX 2) - A judge granted attorneys representing families in the civil suit of the Oxford School shooting their request to depose defendants in the case, following a hearing Wednesday.
Judge Rae Chabot granted a motion to compel depositions requested by plaintiffs in the case after hearing the motion. It's unclear who the plaintiff's attorneys plan to depose, but several defendants were listed in the lawsuits.
The civil case, which includes the families of Tate Myre and Justin Shilling who died following the shooting rampage last November, listed the Oxford School District, multiple staff members, Ethan Crumbley, and his parents in the suit.
It's one of many cases brought forward involving the Oxford School mass shooting. The case remains in the evidentiary stage as parties work to resolve what evidence will be allowed in hearings going forward.
A judge previously ruled the release of surveillance video from the school in the civil case.
The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, which is pursuing involuntary manslaughter charges against James and Jennifer Crumbley in the criminal trial, said it planned to intervene in the case over evidence permitted in the case.
The office previously stated the release of documents and video from the case could impact the criminal trial.
"The civil cases are also an important part of achieving justice for the victims, but we are asking that the criminal cases be allowed to proceed before more evidence is released," the office said in a statement. "We want to avoid any public release of video or other evidence that could inadvertently encourage future shooters."
In another June ruling, a judge overseeing the criminal trial tossed details relating to the Crumbley's home, Ethan Crumbley's internet search history, and some pieces of evidence found in the shooter's room.
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