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    Lawyer wants to sue CT for $100 million on behalf of 6-year-old survivor of Sandy Hook shooting

    A lawyer who's asking to sue Connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old Newtown school shooting survivor who heard violence over the school's intercom system says the potential claim is about improving school security, not money.
    Pinsky asked this week to sue the state, which has immunity against most lawsuits unless it gives a party permission to go forward with a claim. Connecticut's claims commissioner couldn't be reached for comment Saturday.
    Pinksy's client, whom he calls "Jill Doe" in the claim, sustained "emotional and psychological trauma and injury" on Dec. 14 after gunman Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and gunned down 20 children and six adults inside in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.


    The state Board of Education, Department of Education and state education commissioner failed to protect the child "from foreseeable harm," including by failing to provide a safe school setting, the filing said.It also said the parties failed to review and carefully scrutinize annual strategic school profile reports from the local school district and Sandy Hook Elementary as well as "other submissions with respect to student safety and emergency response planning and protocol."It says the parties also failed to require the school and local Board of Education to formulate and implement an effective student safety emergency response plan.


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57561240/lawyer-$100m-sought-in-newtown-school-shooting/

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    If its not about money, then say you'll give the entire settlement to help secure schools in CT.


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    I'm pretty sure that even other Lawyers would call that guy an asshole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    If its not about money, then say you'll give the entire settlement to help secure schools in CT..
    Minus his fee of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sexy View Post
    Minus his fee of course.
    Yeah, he gets 33% of the gross. The plantiff gets what left after all expenses, fees, etc. BTW, whats 33% of 100 million?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Yeah, he gets 33% of the gross. The plantiff gets what left after all expenses, fees, etc. BTW, whats 33% of 100 million?
    More than everyone on this site will make in their lifetimes combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Yeah, he gets 33% of the gross. The plantiff gets what left after all expenses, fees, etc. BTW, whats 33% of 100 million?
    33 million. I guess we know why you never became an accountant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    33 million. I guess we know why you never became an accountant.
    Whoa- that's the amount using the math formula we learned in school. Might not be the amount if someone uses "new math". It may be more... or less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I guess we know why you never became an accountant.
    There are many big accountants. There are even sexy accountants. But are there ... is the world ready for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    33 million. I guess we know why you never became an accountant.
    Yeah you joke. Fact is math was and is still my worse subject. Can't balance a check book w/$5.oo in it and a 2 $ withdrawl. That being said, I worked more financial crime cases then most over my years (and I am talking big bucks) and ALWAYS cleared them be arrest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Yeah you joke. Fact is math was and is still my worse subject. Can't balance a check book w/$5.oo in it and a 2 $ withdrawl. That being said, I worked more financial crime cases then most over my years (and I am talking big bucks) and ALWAYS cleared them be arrest.
    If it helps, I thought it was a rhetorical question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    If it helps, I thought it was a rhetorical question.
    Me too. I was just being an ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    If it helps, I thought it was a rhetorical question.
    Whatkinda question???

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    Heard yesterday that the lawyer backed off and the suit won't be filed.
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    Update:
    Outcry over a request for permission to sue the state of Connecticut for millions of dollars in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting prompted a New Haven attorney to at least temporarily withdraw his client's petition, the attorney said Tuesday.
    "I was getting hundreds of (Facebook) comments" about the potential lawsuit. "So I figured I'd take (the request) off the table for now," said Irving Pinsky, who represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.
    Backlash prompts Newtown survivor's attorney to pull lawsuit, for now - CNN.com

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    His timing sucked but not the thought. After Columbine and then Beslan it's an act of extraordinary negligence and naive stupidity that our schools have done so little to prevent this. Maybe when these school districts start getting sued into bankruptcy they'll start giving a shit, dead children certainly don't motivate them.
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