A state judge in Cincinnati dismissed that city’s lawsuit against the firearms industry in October. Weeks later, a judge in Atlanta threw out part of that city’s legal action against gun makers.

Faced with those two setbacks, a Miami-Dade legal team marched into court Tuesday to convince Circuit Judge Amy Dean that the county should be allowed to seek to recover from gun makers the money it has spent on police, ambulances and other services associated with gun violence.

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