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Here comes the lawyers from Sandy Hook elementary school shooting

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by steveox, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2007
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    Way Down South
    'It's not about the money': First lawsuit filed over Sandy Hook massacre as family of traumatized child survivor seeks $100 million

    A New Haven attorney is asking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
    'She was in her classroom, and over the loudspeaker came the horrific confrontation between the fellow who shot everybody and other people,' attorney Irving Pinsky said in the lawsuit filed Thursday.
    'Her friends were killed,' the claims states. 'That's pretty traumatic.'

    According to the claim, the 6-year-old student, identified as 'Jill Doe,' was in her classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 when the attack came on the loudspeaker.
    Adam Lanza killed 20 first grade students and six adult staffers at the school before killing himself.
    Pinsky said the student has been traumatized by the killings, and accused the state of failing to protect students from 'foreseeable harm.'

    'As a consequence, the claimant-minor child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,' the claim says.
    The state enjoys 'sovereign immunity' against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted.
    Pinsky said he hopes to review the evidence and prove that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary were foreseeable.

    What are we teaching our children from this? Is suing really the answer? If youre Depressed SUE!! If youre angry SUE!! If youre disapointed SUE!! If you have bad luck SUE!!
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2009
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    pathetic. i hope they get contempt for frivilous
  3. cashmcall

    cashmcall Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2012
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    Could not have said it better
  4. Openmind

    Openmind Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2011
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    I hate this kind of money grabbing mentality from anyone, but that's why lawyers thrive in run away Capitalism.

    Now, if the kidhad been face to face with the killer, and had been wounded, it would be another case, although $100 millions is ridiculous!

    But if every kid and every adult who heard the drama being played should sue for that amount and win. . . That State would be a ghost town!

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