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Sandy Hook Massacre

CT Attorney Blames State

Wants to Sue for $100 Mil

12/29/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A Connecticut attorney blames the state for the brutal massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary -- claiming it FAILED to protect the children from harm's way -- and now he wants to sue for $100 million on behalf of one on the survivors.

According to the Hartford Courant, Irving Pinsky filed legal docs Thursday with the Claims Commissioner, asking permission to sue the state on behalf of a 6-year-old Sandy Hook student who survived the shootings (she was in another classroom at the time).

Pinsky claims the girl, only ID'd as "Jill Doe," suffered emotional and psychological trauma ... this according to local reports.

Pinsky believes the shooting was foreseeable, claiming a "fellow like Adam Lanza would have been known as a potential problem to the police."

The state is immune from most lawsuits, which is why Pinsky must ask for permission to even file the suit. No decision has been made whether or not the suit will go through.


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Huh? What?!

665 days ago


Why wouldn't someone try to profit off of 20 children dying, such a POS

665 days ago


Go for it! That child deserves every kinda of help she can get. She has to live with what she saw for the rest of her life

665 days ago


This is about as shameful as it gets. Obviously the family realizes this as well since they won't even identify them by name. They see this as their own personal winning lottery ticket. They are trash at the lowest level.

665 days ago

say what?    

What?!? Emotional distress? Those parents should be thankful and blessed that their child came out alive. Those parents hit the jackpot when their child wasn't blasted away like those poor babies who died.

665 days ago


To me the attorney is gouging the state and taking advantage of grieving families. The state could never have predicted nor protected. The fact that the attorneys take one third of all winning claims puts his interests over the families. This was a HUGE tragedy. No amount of money is enough. No amount of money will heal this hurt. The winner here is the attorneys filling their pockets. No state can keep us safe from this insanity.

665 days ago


This lawyer is worse than a golddigger looking for a payday! He wants $100 million for one child who was only tramatized by the shooting. What a low-life opportunist! I hope the State of Conn. sends this lawyer packing!

665 days ago


Disgusting. This family should just be blessed their child is alive.

665 days ago

Mary P    

How should the "police know" when the kid had no real criminal history? Are the police now supposed to tack GPS on every kid in the world? WTF?

665 days ago


This will help a lot.

665 days ago


Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you exhibit A as to why lawyers are so reviled in our society.

665 days ago


Wtf!! It's just like the nurse's family suing the Australian djs, don't blame someone else for someone's dumbass decision, makes no sense

665 days ago


Do you what to call a bus full of lawyers headed over a cliff? A good start.

665 days ago


really? stupid greedy people want to profit off this? Your daughter wasn't the only victim.........everyone involved is emotionally scarred for life.

665 days ago


Lawyers or losers (one in the same) want to capitalize on such a tragedy. Shame! TMZ, stop putting up pics of this murder. Not once did you put up pics of the children who died.

665 days ago
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