Newtown survivor Parents and lawyer suing State of Connecticut for 100 million.

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    Dec 31, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/29/16233914-lawyer-for-newtown-shooting-survivor-seeks-to-file-100-million-lawsuit?lite

    Absolutely disgusting a person would take this situation for monetary gain. I don't know who is worse, the actual shooter or a person benefiting off of the people dying.
    These parents should be grateful their daughter isn't dead and should use their voices to speak for making schools safer.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    First of MANY

    But the suits actually should be against the company that sold the mother of the killer that gun
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    A survivors family is suing the state? God I hate lawyers.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidA survivors family is suing the state? God I hate lawyers.


    We hate you too.
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    I feel bad for people who Lost someone in this shooting, But suing the state is Pointless and just dumb...... sooooo...soooooooooooo dumb.
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    Not everything bad that happens should be buffered by a monetary reward.
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:46 PM GMT


    So if the school is sued for 100 million, how will they pay for enhanced security to protect that little girl in the future? It seems to me the parents of this tot, by suing, are placing their own child and those of others in potential danger.

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    Dec 31, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    "As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,"

    Oh dear, somebody found life to be traumatic. I hadn't realized the traumatized were so opportunistic. You'd think they'd be in more of a stupor. Hopefully the judge will turn this around, declare the suit frivolous and traumatize the parents with a fine.
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    Jan 01, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    theantijock said"As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,"

    Oh dear, somebody found life to be traumatic. I hadn't realized the traumatized were so opportunistic. You'd think they'd be in more of a stupor. Hopefully the judge will turn this around, declare the suit frivolous and traumatize the parents with a fine.


    Oh Dear?

    I don't think that having your 6 year's hear blown off by being shot point blank with a BushMaster Semi-Automatic weapon to the point where their own parent's could not identify the body warrants a glib reaction like that

    As far as the survivors go they have the right to sue as well
    Because their children were placed in grave danger

    WHY? Because a lunatic was able to get his hands on a weapon of mass destruction .......... with the COMPLETE BLESSING OF THE US GOVERNMENT

    Don't think so ?

    Here

    In 2005, at a high point of the NRA’s control of the national agenda on guns, Congress passed this breathtakingly broad and virtually unprecedented law. Overriding states’ power to regulate harmful conduct within their borders, the PLCAA eliminated most tort claims anyone might bring against the manufacturers and other sellers of guns, and did so for past and well as future misconduct.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2012/12/congress_should_repeal_the_law_that_protects_the_gun_industry_from_lawsuits.html
  • Alki

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    Jan 01, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    They should sue the NRA instead --- the loco new-style-conservatives at least. And then every school district should enforce a conscription of these guys to guard every school of the nation. I suggest 1 per classroom with mega assault style weapons (don't want them to be outgunned and over powered like the armed security guards in Columbine). This must be done with no pay and in such a way as not to disturb classroom instruction. Remember we have a deficit and test scores to think about.
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    Jan 01, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    GQjock said
    theantijock said"As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined,"

    Oh dear, somebody found life to be traumatic. I hadn't realized the traumatized were so opportunistic. You'd think they'd be in more of a stupor. Hopefully the judge will turn this around, declare the suit frivolous and traumatize the parents with a fine.


    Oh Dear?

    I don't think that having your 6 year's hear blown off by being shot point blank with a BushMaster Semi-Automatic weapon to the point where their own parent's could not identify the body warrants a glib reaction like that

    As far as the survivors go they have the right to sue as well
    Because their children were placed in grave danger

    WHY? Because a lunatic was able to get his hands on a weapon of mass destruction .......... with the COMPLETE BLESSING OF THE US GOVERNMENT

    Don't think so ?

    Here

    In 2005, at a high point of the NRA’s control of the national agenda on guns, Congress passed this breathtakingly broad and virtually unprecedented law. Overriding states’ power to regulate harmful conduct within their borders, the PLCAA eliminated most tort claims anyone might bring against the manufacturers and other sellers of guns, and did so for past and well as future misconduct.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2012/12/congress_should_repeal_the_law_that_protects_the_gun_industry_from_lawsuits.html


    Did you even read the OP's article?

    This is not a lawsuit being brought by the parents of the victims. Here's who this $100,000,000 lawsuit is being brought by...

    "The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky.

    "As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined," the claim said."

    Kid's got blown the fuck away. This kid heard some noise on the intercom and is suing for $100,000,000 based upon that and you are calling my response glib?

    Besides that, even if it was the parents of the kids who were the victims bringing suit, I don't believe they should sue the school any more than you would sue the school for a bomb dropping on it. This gunman was a walking bomb and we don't have controls over that. There's some risk to living. This sadly was part of that risk. You wanna beef up security, that's another issue. But you don't make things better by trying to bankrupt all we have. That's nothing but greed. And to take advantage, to be greedy, under this horrific circumstance, I don't even know what is the name of that sin.

    If you found me at all glib it was merely to camouflage my disgust.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 01, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    You didn't read what I posted

    As far as the survivors go they have the right to sue as well
    Because their children were placed in grave danger


    They were placed in grave danger because the government allows the wholesale trading of weapons that kill people
    Therein the article I posted that exonerates all weapon manufacturers from legal liability
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    Jan 01, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    GQjock saidYou didn't read what I posted

    As far as the survivors go they have the right to sue as well
    Because their children were placed in grave danger


    They were placed in grave danger because the government allows the wholesale trading of weapons that kill people
    Therein the article I posted that exonerates all weapon manufacturers from legal liability


    I read it. I just couldn't believe it.

    Here's who they are suing:

    Pinsky's claim said that the state Board of Education, Department of Education and Education Commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from "foreseeable harm."

    where goes about 45% of our property taxes at least here in Florida. So they are suing themselves and they are suing the parents of the kids who died. Where else do you think that reward money would come from? They are suing their neighbors who were not directly responsible for this or hardly even remotely responsible outside of the fact that they're also trying to figure out how to live on this planet without getting blown away. This is like watching a population riot within their own district and burning down their own businesses.

    The school board did not place the children in jeopardy by providing a place of learning. But if you think they did, then how about we remove that liability to living life immediately, simply by ending public education. This lawsuit works in that direction. Problem solved.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 04, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    What was the damage to the SURVIVING child ?
    How was the school negligent ?
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    Jan 04, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidhttp://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/29/16233914-lawyer-for-newtown-shooting-survivor-seeks-to-file-100-million-lawsuit?lite

    Absolutely disgusting a person would take this situation for monetary gain. I don't know who is worse, the actual shooter or a person benefiting off of the people dying.
    These parents should be grateful their daughter isn't dead and should use their voices to speak for making schools safer.
    "Money talks; bullshit walks."

    Let them make their millions. Let them put a generous portion of those millions into making their voices heard. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 04, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    The only person I can imagine who could POSSIBLY be sued in this case is the mother for negligence of her disturbed child and allowing/not locking them away safely him access to weaponry. But she's dead. And you can't sue a corpse.

    According to this article, the parents are suing more about the reactions to a madman in their school then the lunatic himself blowing people away.

    But the parents of the casualties I wonder if they can sue for wrongful death because of the sale of assault weapons. Or if a court would say no because they weren't sold to the killer but his mother. Interesting...