Conn. Girl, Family Seeks to Sue State for $100M over Sandy Hook Shooting
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WGGB) – A Connecticut attorney has informed the state of Connecticut that he intends to sue for $100 million.
On Thursday, New Haven-based attorney Irving Pinsky filed a notice to state claims commissioner J. Paul Vance, Jr., which was obtained by CTNewsJunkie.com, indicating that he intends to file a suit on behalf of a six-year-old Jill Doe and her parents.
In a brief phone conversation with ABC40, Pinsky confirmed that he sent the notice, but would not provide much additional information.
In his letter, Pinsky claims that the girl was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School when she heard the events of the December 14 shooting, “including conversations, gunfire, and screaming,” over the school’s intercom system.
“The State Board of Education, Connecticut Department of Education and State Commissioner of Education failed to take steps to protect said minor child from foreseeable harm,” Pinsky adds, suggesting that there were failures on the part of the Newtown Board of Education and the Newtown School District to ensure there was a “safe school setting” at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Pinsky concludes saying that “As a consequence, the claimant minor child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined.”
He notes that he will be seeking a judgement of $100 million.
Pinsky tells CTNewsJunkie.com that he can’t sue the state without first getting permission to do so, which is why this paperwork was filed.
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