Town Rejects $11 Million Settlement Offer from Sandy Hook Parents

July 20, 2016

The town of Newtown, Connecticut has rejected an offer from two Sandy Hook parents to settle a lawsuit over the 2012 school shooting that claimed the lives of 26 students and faculty.

The Hartford Courant reported that a deadline passed this week for the town to accept the motion to settle the case brought by estates of 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis for $11 million.

The lawsuit, filed in state Superiour Court, alleges security measures at the school weren’t adequate when Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. The other victims’ parents aren’t part of the lawsuit.

Attorney Donal Papcsy, who represents the Pozner and Lewis families, says the $11 million figure matches the maximum amount they can recover under the town’s insurance coverage.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
    Gork says:
    Aah, because his mother is dead - she's the first one he killed, allegedly in getting access to her gun safe, by the way. The shooter's father is still alive and apparently pr... read more
  • July 21, 2016 at 10:00 am
    Yogi Polar Berra says:
    The Governor and legislators of CT punished gun owners and several gun manufacturers that have since left Connecticut. Gun owner's rights were restricted by new Connecticut la... read more
  • July 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    Mark says:
    What did the school do wrong? Given the circumstances, no one would have been able to stop the carnage. I question the motive here. Why not sue the mother of the perpetrato... read more

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