Lawyer Seeks OK to File Claim Against State for Connecticut School Shooting

December 31, 2012

A lawyer who wants to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Newtown school shooting says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.

Attorney Irving Pinsky says the claim is “about living in a world that’s safe.”

On Dec. 14, a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary and gunned down 20 children and six adults, then killed himself.

Pinsky says his client suffered “emotional and psychological trauma and injury” and he asked for permission last week to sue the state. Connecticut has immunity against most lawsuits unless it gives permission to go forward with a lawsuit. The claims commissioner couldn’t be reached for comment.

Pinsky says state officials failed to prevent his client from foreseeable harm by not providing a safe setting.

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  • January 2, 2013 at 10:05 am
    Al E. Gator says:
    Shyster. How long did it take for him to show up in his ambulance-chasing Pinto?
  • January 2, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Linda says: need to have your license to practice law taken away and any judge who will hear this case in their courtroom needs to join you! You are a pathetic piece of hum... read more
  • December 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    disgusting says:
    Really.... how sick and disgusting is this guy....
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