Skip to comments.Claim seeks $100 million for child survivor of Connecticut school shooting
Posted on 12/28/2012 5:31:42 PM PST by John W
MERIDEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.
The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky.
"As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined," the claim said.
Pinsky said he filed a claim on Thursday with state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., whose office must give permission before a lawsuit can be filed against the state.
"We all know its going to happen again," Pinsky said on Friday. "Society has to take action."
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What took so long for the vultures?
The attorney did say he was approached by the child’s parents within a week of the shooting.
And the idiots in the jury will agree, never realizing that it is THEIR money that they are handing over to the family... and it's to one of the families that did NOT lose a child, too.
Such slime comes stock with many lawyer$, but with bodies barely cold, these 'parent$' are worried about their little darling having heard some cursing, etc.
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The lawsuit claims the state Board of Education, Department of Education, and Education Commissioner failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from “foreseeable harm.”
Not to mention that the state will have $100 million less to do what they are complaining that they didn’t do.
Might be a good thing if local school boards can be made responsible for security. If your paying off lawsuits it would be harder to give your brother-in-law a maintenance contract or your daughter that full time admin job. Hell, you could give another brother-in-law the security job and continue to give teaching jobs to the kids of supporters.
That's one reason lawyers try to pack juries with morons like the OJ jurors, people who couldn't spell "DNA" if you spotted them the 'D' the 'N' and the 'A'.
Golden pistols shooting silver bullets are not necessary.
Well, kat, this might be the only way that the “SITTING DUCK” problem gets addressed.
This is just idiotic.
My perspective on this is that if the State or Feds want to leave a school defenseless in direct contradiction to the 2nd amendment they should be held liable. Those who restrict us from defending ourselves should be held liable for not protecting us. The Constitution specifically states that the Fed is to provide for the common defense and if they take away our individual abilities they defend ourselves they should be held accountable for not doing so.
And every other surviving child should get the same amount... say about 200 kids in the school...
$100 million x 200... plus $200 million x 26... that's about $25.2 billion total.
The Connecticut state budget for education is about $11 billion. So we need to shut down every school in the state for over 2 years because somehow the taxpayers must be punished for the acts of Adam Lanza.
Well Mr Pinsky please do tell us when and where the next “forseeable” tragic event will occur .
Wow. A normal sensitive human being would just be grateful that their child lives. Pathetic.
How unspeakably sad/shameful is that as commentary on what the Founders bequeathed us . . .