Skip to comments.$100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer.
Posted on 01/01/2013 1:54:19 PM PST by carriage_hill
A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.
New Haven, Connecticut-based attorney Irving Pinsky said he dropped the claim because he was evaluating new evidence, according to a report on CTPost.com.
Pinsky said he did not rule out further legal action, the report said. He did not respond immediately to Reuters requests to comment on the report.
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(His clients are the parents of a 6-year-old girl who survived the attacks, but was traumatized by the shooting, gunfire and the screaming she heard over the school's loudspeaker that day.)
Do we need more proof that Shakespear was right.
Connecticut must have a frivolous litigation statute, analogous to Rule 11 of the FRCP on the Federal side.
Such statutes generally require that the defendant's lawyers send a "notice letter", warning the plaintiff's lawyer that they believe the suit to be without merit and putting him on notice that if the suit fails they will seek penalties and attorney fees for filing a pleading "that the pleader knows to be without merit".
I only did this once in my checkered legal career, but it was sure a whole lot of fun, and my client got all his legal fees back from the plaintiff's attorney and his client, which pleased him greatly. And of course it made the front page of the local paper and shamed the plaintiff's attorney (to the extent that such creatures are capable of feeling shame).
Looks to me like a letter sent certified mail, return receipt requested, had just enough time to reach this lawyer's mailbox.
Nothing like compounding tragedy with greed and idiocy.
“Evaluating new evidence” is lawyer-speak for “I have been told I will be sanctioned for abuse of process if I pursue this insanity.”
Just another POS slip-and-fall, ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Wilford Brimley has taken up ambulance chasing?
From the article:
“By law, any claim against the state must be approved by the state claims commissioner before it can move forward. The state attorney general serves as the state’s defense attorney.
“The Office of the Claims Commissioner is not the appropriate venue for that important and complex discussion,” Jepsen said in his statement.
“Although the investigation is still under way, we are aware of no facts or legal theory under which the state of Connecticut should be liable for causing the harms inflicted at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” he said.”
...The TLA (Trial Lawyers Association) or CBS (Crooked Bloodsucking Shysters) being top Democrat hacks ordered the plaintiff attorney to say, “never mind.”
"Pinsky said he may re-submit the paperwork to J. Paul Vance Jr., who as the state's claims commissioner has the authority to determine if a claim is justified and requires hearings. Vance must approve any claim before a state agency can be sued.
Vance is the son of Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance, the state police spokesman assigned to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook school massacre investigation.
FWIU Newtown spent 10 times what was initially budgetted this year for school security.
His lawsuit was going nowhere.
I agree. That would be the only way to win this is to argue that they should have had armed Security Resource Officers or armed teachers.
Indeed, the inescapable fact in every one of these massacre's is that to stop it you must, gasp, call a man with a gun.
Simple logic really does not inhabit the liberal mindset, but hey, there is an agenda to be advanced.
Check out the first photo at link..
New Haven, Connecticut-based attorney Irving Pinsky said he dropped the claim because he was evaluating new evidence
I say BS! Since when has a scum bag attorney ever decided to withdraw a lawsuit under the excuse he needed to "evaluate new evidence"?
Pressure was put on him by who knows who because the obvious cause of this tragedy was the lack of armed security and the NRA has come forward to point that out.
By successfully defending this lawsuit, it would not only validate the NRA's claim but severely diminish the government's claim that "assault weapons" are ultimately to blame and need to be banned.........
This was only one family he was representing, who know what offers are being made by the government to all the other families who lost their children in exchange for their silence and to not pursue this in a court of law.
If we don't hear of any other families involved in this tragedy filing lawsuits, then you can bet your butt that what I posted above is true.......Only time will tell.......
Yeah, he got *The Memo* real quick, didn’t he?
Moron lawyer was finally told that he’s fishing in an empty barrel; no fish in there.
I suspect sane people (are there many left) shamed these parents by saying “you got more than a million already,, You go to keep your daughter, you greedy pig.”
Most Newtown’ers are probably not amused by this Pinsky clown’s legal antics. ~$100M = Newtown’s annual budget, which was a hotly contested issue earlier this year (it took 4 referendum votes to finally/barely pass).
Zing....right to the heart of the matter.
Great post and a very happy New Year to you, Hildy ;)
$100mm? Kid was “traumatized by hearing...”
What about the 20 dead children and 6 adults?
For about 93% of them, anyway. I know some very Conservative attys who would be well-worth keeping.
You are now one of my favorite people.
Last lawyer I knew like Pinsky is living on the government dime in a federal pen. They may be good at lawyering but are basically such greedy, bottom-feeder people, they eventually get themselves into messes they can’t get out of.
Suing was the wrong thing to do, and the tasteless way to do it.
If I was the spouse of one of the 6 adults killed I would bring the lawsuit. They sacrificed their lives trying to protect those children. All they had was their bodies and no firearm to use to stop the slaughter.
I’d want to, also, but it all has to go thru this guy:
Or a case of temporary sanity... Meanwhile- has anyone noticed how completely this story has dropped from national news? Weren't the police close to explaining the motive as far as they understood...and discussing the evidence they found?
The criminal pols and corrupt media don’t want to hear anything further; their socialist/fascist objective of “gun control” and “AWB” is now fully-underway and will be ripping America apart.
THAT WAS THEIR AGENDA. THEY WERE HAPPY THIS MASSACRE HAPPENED. ITS TIMING WAS PERFECT TO GET THINGS UNDERWAY.
I truly believe that; sad to say...
>>easy... Brimley is a good Republican<<
Someone should tell him he has an evil twin! :)
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Ban loudspeakers and screaming.
oh and...”Happy New Year!” C_H!
LOLOLOLOLMAO! THAT’s funny!
I remember a couple of slip-and-fall dirtbags from 1971 in Haight-Ashbury, who traveled around in a psychedelic-painted VW MicroBus, w/ tye-dyed curtains and a loudspeaker on top, drumming-up lawsuits from aggrieved hippies and suing SF to-death, every day. It unfolded into a camper awning with their ‘business desk’ and law degrees hung on the the 2 side doors. What a trip.
And a Happy & Healthy 2013 to You, 1_Rain_Drop!
I’ll bet the guy got a phone call/horse’s head delivery.
He/the parents go ahead with this suit, and Chicago follows, along with every other village school in the country.
IMO, he got the lib-dem “Memo” not to pursue anything, as they want it off the front pages, nothing more said, and the AWB and ‘gun control’ bills to go thru. Nothing is to interfere, or he’ll be ‘Fosterized’. He’ll get ‘compensated’, if he doesn’t do anything.
500+ dead in Chicago in 2012, 400+ in NYC and on and on and on. Visualize all of those cities looking like Detroit, or worse, within 10-12yrs, totally bankrupted, desolate and abandoned, if the mega-lawsuits for all those murders, happen.
The lib-dems are ecstatic that the Sandy Hook Massacre happened; their gun-grabbing agenda is front-and-center and advanced immeasurably. Aurora, Sikh Temple, shopping mall shootings etc were merely ‘warm-ups’. Sandy Hook was the tipping point and exactly what they wanted.
I’m sad to say it, but it’s TRUE. (God rest those 26 innocent souls.)Fosterized