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$100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer.
NBC News ^ | 1/1/2013 | NBC News staff and wire services

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claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.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.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; irvingpinsky; newhaven; newtown; sandyhooklawsuit; sandyhooksurvivor; school; shooting
Temporary change of mind, based upon "new evidence on security at the school..."

(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.)

1 posted on 01/01/2013 1:54:30 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Do we need more proof that Shakespear was right.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 1:57:42 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: carriage_hill
Dollars to donuts, here's what happened:

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.

3 posted on 01/01/2013 1:59:47 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: carriage_hill
a real live parasite that one...

4 posted on 01/01/2013 2:02:16 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: carriage_hill

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.”


5 posted on 01/01/2013 2:02:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: Mouton

Just another POS slip-and-fall, ambulance-chasing lawyer.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 2:03:36 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Chode

Wilford Brimley has taken up ambulance chasing?

7 posted on 01/01/2013 2:05:09 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: AnAmericanMother

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.”


8 posted on 01/01/2013 2:08:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: freedumb2003
easy... Brimley is a good Republican
9 posted on 01/01/2013 2:11:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: carriage_hill
To pursue the lawsuit would have confirmed less not more gun control would have done more to prevent the massacre...

...The TLA (Trial Lawyers Association) or CBS (Crooked Bloodsucking Shysters) being top Democrat hacks ordered the plaintiff attorney to say, “never mind.”

10 posted on 01/01/2013 2:14:07 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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To: carriage_hill
AND ....

"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.

11 posted on 01/01/2013 2:18:49 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Happy Rain

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.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 2:20:53 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict
And then he would have had to go after the State of Connecticut not the school itself. The principal seemed to be doing everything she could legally to keep the children safe. Even to the point of using her body to protect these children.
13 posted on 01/01/2013 2:24:24 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: freedumb2003

14 posted on 01/01/2013 2:25:24 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Happy Rain
To pursue the lawsuit would have confirmed less not more gun control would have done more to prevent the massacre...

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.

15 posted on 01/01/2013 2:25:24 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Chode

Check out the first photo at link..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254564/Sandy-Hook-shooting-First-lawsuit-filed-massacre-family-traumatized-child-survivor-seeks-100-million.html#ixzz2GTTsdIu2


16 posted on 01/01/2013 2:27:09 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I doubt it......

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.......

17 posted on 01/01/2013 2:27:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Happy Rain

Yeah, he got *The Memo* real quick, didn’t he?


18 posted on 01/01/2013 2:35:42 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Uncle Chip

Moron lawyer was finally told that he’s fishing in an empty barrel; no fish in there.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 2:37:49 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

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.”


20 posted on 01/01/2013 2:39:49 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: carriage_hill; Regina

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).


21 posted on 01/01/2013 2:41:00 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Bookmark


22 posted on 01/01/2013 2:41:12 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Hildy
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.”

Zing....right to the heart of the matter.

Great post and a very happy New Year to you, Hildy ;)

23 posted on 01/01/2013 2:47:17 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Hildy

$100mm? Kid was “traumatized by hearing...”

BD.

What about the 20 dead children and 6 adults?


24 posted on 01/01/2013 2:47:32 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Mouton

For about 93% of them, anyway. I know some very Conservative attys who would be well-worth keeping.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 2:50:54 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: AnAmericanMother
"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)."

You are now one of my favorite people.

26 posted on 01/01/2013 2:52:33 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: Chode

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.


27 posted on 01/01/2013 2:59:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: freedumb2003

Suing was the wrong thing to do, and the tasteless way to do it.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 3:01:56 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: carriage_hill
What about the 20 dead children and 6 adults?

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.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 3:08:44 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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The Place for Conservatives

Happy New Year!!

30 posted on 01/01/2013 3:11:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: painter

I’d want to, also, but it all has to go thru this guy:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2974002/posts?page=8#8


31 posted on 01/01/2013 3:13:33 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill
Temporary change of mind, based upon "new evidence on security at the school..."

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?

32 posted on 01/01/2013 3:58:59 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

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...


33 posted on 01/01/2013 4:06:32 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Chode

>>easy... Brimley is a good Republican<<

Someone should tell him he has an evil twin! :)


34 posted on 01/01/2013 4:32:18 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: carriage_hill

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 4:43:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: carriage_hill


36 posted on 01/01/2013 4:46:53 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: carriage_hill

Ban loudspeakers and screaming.

case closed.

oh and...”Happy New Year!” C_H!


37 posted on 01/01/2013 4:48:57 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: JoeProBono

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.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 4:58:17 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

And a Happy & Healthy 2013 to You, 1_Rain_Drop!


39 posted on 01/01/2013 5:00:41 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: EDINVA
good, i hope he rots there...
40 posted on 01/01/2013 5:18:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne
looks like a fag and that pink sign only adds to it
41 posted on 01/01/2013 5:20:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003
i'm afraid we prolly all do...
42 posted on 01/01/2013 5:21:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 5:25:26 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

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


44 posted on 01/01/2013 6:18:45 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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