Irving Pinsky, a New Haven, Connecticut, attorney, has filed for permission to sue the state of Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He is asking for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old student who survived the Sandy Hook Massacre.
The claim states that "the claimant-minor child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined." It blames the state Board of Education, the State Department of Education, and the education commissioner. Pinsky believes that the attack was foreseeable and that those in charge did not do enough to prevent such an attack from happening.
Something about this doesn't smell right. I feel terrible for that little girl and her family and I don't want to accuse Pinsky of anything, but it sounds an awful lot like this lawyer saw an opportunity when the Sandy Hook Massacre happened.
But then again, perhaps he's just making sure that the investigation does its due diligence and we find out what could have been done to prevent this.
What do you think? Are the victims owed this kind of money? Should the state be held responsible? Is this lawyer on the up and up?
(h/t Hartford Courant)