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   "Jill Doe's" $100 million lawsuit dropped in Connecticut

01 Jan 2013 04:59 PM   |   15225 clicks   |   Chicago Trib
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
The headline of the article says claim dropped. The body of the article says the state Attorney General denies liability on behalf of the state, which he would do no matter whose fault the shooting was, and does not say the claim is dropped.

Which is it?

01 Jan 2013 03:07 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
Did someone find out who the "Does" were and threatened to out them?

01 Jan 2013 03:12 PM
Mentalpatient87     
This lawsuit is jilldoes.

01 Jan 2013 03:20 PM
BronyMedic     
Better call Saul!!

01 Jan 2013 03:23 PM
namegoeshere     

OtherLittleGuy: Did someone find out who the "Does" were and threatened to out them?


I would hope that the parents of this family understood that this lawsuit would put them pretty high up on the Douchebag list. I hope everyone is adult enough not to take it out on the child who didn't ask for any of this, but a little public shaming for the greedy parents isn't necessarily a bad thing.

01 Jan 2013 03:33 PM
kimwim     
Douchbag lawyer return his retainer?

01 Jan 2013 04:40 PM
Scruffinator     

Mentalpatient87: This lawsuit is jilldoes.


We always call it "A Jildoe" instead of "Your Jildoe".

/more amusing when drinking

01 Jan 2013 05:02 PM
Beanlet     

ZAZ: The headline of the article says claim dropped. The body of the article says the state Attorney General denies liability on behalf of the state, which he would do no matter whose fault the shooting was, and does not say the claim is dropped.

Which is it?


I saw a different article saying that Pinsky dropped the suit after getting over 50 death threats.

01 Jan 2013 05:02 PM
shintochick     
I'm sure the family heard everybody talk about the douchebags that were filing the lawsuit and decided it was in their best interest to drop everything.

01 Jan 2013 05:03 PM
Captain PTMB     
With regards to lawyers, Shakespeare was right.

01 Jan 2013 05:03 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

shintochick: I'm sure the family heard everybody talk about the douchebags that were filing the lawsuit and decided it was in their best interest to drop everything.


/I agree, the scumbag lawyer hoping to cash in on this national tragedy probably thought he would be burned at the stake for filing such a obvious money grab. Crappy lawsuit even considering the ones in the past.

01 Jan 2013 05:05 PM
ilikeracecars     

ZAZ: The headline of the article says claim dropped. The body of the article says the state Attorney General denies liability on behalf of the state, which he would do no matter whose fault the shooting was, and does not say the claim is dropped.

Which is it?


CTpost.com says the lawyer is reviewing new evidence.

01 Jan 2013 05:08 PM
DownDaRiver     

Scruffinator: Mentalpatient87: This lawsuit is jilldoes.

We always call it "A Jildoe" instead of "Your Jildoe".

/more amusing when drinking


Wat?
I don't get it

Anyway, are there lower parties to the suit?
You usually name multiple defedants in a lawsuit like this.

01 Jan 2013 05:11 PM
digitalrain     
I think its sick that the parents would try to score bucks off of this tragedy. The school had all
possible safeguards in place. It's not like the gunman just walked right through an open door
or anything.

01 Jan 2013 05:12 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Mentalpatient87: This lawsuit is jilldoes.


Well I can see my funny is not needed here.

Instead, PSA farkers: Mods will ban you if you post fake dicks. I have learned this the hard gelatinous way.

01 Jan 2013 05:15 PM
aerojockey    [TotalFark]  
"Hey, honey, guess what? Some maniac just shot and killed our 6-year-old kid, along with 19 other children, 6 teachers, and himself."

"What?  Do you know what this means? It means WE'RE RICH!!!!"

01 Jan 2013 05:18 PM
WhoopAssWayne     
Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

01 Jan 2013 05:23 PM
RoyBatty     
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 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the claim.

Pinsky's claim said that the state Board of Education, state Department of Education and state education commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from "foreseeable harm" and had failed to provide a "safe school setting."


Is there any lawyer that could defend even the filing of this lawsuit?

Can a lawyer examine the Connecticut ethics rules and make a reasonable case this lawyer should be disbarred?

01 Jan 2013 05:26 PM
machodonkeywrestler     

WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.


Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.

01 Jan 2013 05:28 PM
you are a puppet     

machodonkeywrestler: WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.


The only way to stop the liberal-fascists is by shooting them to death, preferably while they are very young.

01 Jan 2013 05:30 PM
Demetrius    [TotalFark]  
I haven't read any of the threads on this, so it may have been already pointed out, but there's an interesting note about this asshole of an attorney. Every morning on the Today show, when they go outside, there's a creepy looking Unibomber dude holding up a sign and he's always standing right where he knows they're going to stand. The sign is for a lawyer. Irv Pinsky, the same douchebag that brought up this suit. So if you ever need a lawyer and want to give him a call, you can look for his number on the Today show every morning. Still.

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01 Jan 2013 05:34 PM
Jument     
Anyone involved in filing this suit should be smacked upside the head repeatedly. It's horrible that anyone would even entertain the notion, let alone file a suit.

01 Jan 2013 05:34 PM
ParadoxDice     
If "Jane Dow" is claiming the shooting was "foreseeable harm", that means she sent her kid intentionally into said harm. That's child endangerment, and she needs to be put in jail, and her kid taken away from her.

Be careful of the get rich quick lawsuits.

01 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
DoBeDoBeDo     
I've always enjoyed that the government has to approve a lawsuit against them.

"I want to sue you"
"Yeah we don't feel like it"

01 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
FlyingJ     
Captain PTMB With regards to lawyers, Shakespeare was right.

Lawyers point out that line's uttered by Dick The Butcher, a bad guy in "Henry VI", thus an affirmation of lawyers. Now with Dogbert, you can argue that Shakespeare thought cops were dopes, & his glowing portrait of Henry the VIII is way outta line with history, but The Bard's patron Queen Elizabeth the 1st was Henry's daughter so Will S. sold out

01 Jan 2013 05:43 PM
Wolf_Blitzer     

aerojockey: "Hey, honey, guess what? Some maniac just shot and killed our 6-year-old kid, along with 19 other children, 6 teachers, and himself."

"What?  Do you know what this means? It means WE'RE RICH!!!!"


Oh its much worse than that, the little girl in question wasn't killed, wasn't wounded, didn't even SEE THE SHOOTING. She heard it over the intercom. And for that, they're suing for $100 million, doing their best to destroy the sympathy people had for them.

01 Jan 2013 05:45 PM
halB     

DoBeDoBeDo: I've always enjoyed that the government has to approve a lawsuit against them.

"I want to sue you"
"Yeah we don't feel like it"


The King created the courts. It would be repugnant to use the courts, that the King has kindly given to us, in order to accuse him of being wrong. Wouldn't it?

01 Jan 2013 05:48 PM
lordduzi    [TotalFark]  

you are a puppet: machodonkeywrestler: WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.

The only way to stop the liberal-fascists is by shooting them to death, preferably while they are very young.


Thank you Anders Breivik.

01 Jan 2013 05:51 PM
boinkingbill     
The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom..

C'mon, the kid probably thought she was listening to Honey Boo Boo.

01 Jan 2013 05:54 PM
Bisu     

aerojockey: "Hey, honey, guess what? Some maniac just shot and killed our 6-year-old kid, along with 19 other children, 6 teachers, and himself."

"What?  Do you know what this means? It means WE'RE RICH!!!!"


Their kid actually survived. It says their child heard stuff over the intercom. I'm sure they'd be suing for $1 billion if their kid actually saw anything, and maybe $100 billion if their kid died.

01 Jan 2013 05:57 PM
JustGetItRight     

kimwim: Douchbag lawyer return his retainer?


Douchebag lawyer filing it pro-bono and may not even have a real client. He just wants to get at the head of the line.

01 Jan 2013 06:00 PM
you are a puppet     
Haha, I just did a google search for this attorney and the 2nd result was a stormfront link about this story. The abstract:


Irish-American lawyer Irv Pinsky seeks $100 million on behalf of 6 ...
www.stormfront.org › Stormfront › News › Newslinks & Articles
2 posts - 1 author - 4 days ago
The "Irish-American" part was sar castic -- he's a Jew , of course) The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing,


Google, I am disappint

01 Jan 2013 06:01 PM
Bisu     

lordduzi: you are a puppet: machodonkeywrestler: WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.

The only way to stop the liberal-fascists is by shooting them to death, preferably while they are very young.

Thank you Anders Breivik.


Nice try, but Anders  doesn't have internet access on his computer.

01 Jan 2013 06:02 PM
No Line For Beer     
My immediate assumption when I heard about the suit was that its true nature was to ultimately get the state (and probably federal) court to rule on the legality of assault weapons in Connecticut. I'd hate to think that it was just a publicity stunt.

01 Jan 2013 06:09 PM
teto85    [TotalFark]  
I'd sue the perp.  Or in this case, the perp's estate.

01 Jan 2013 06:17 PM
turbocucumber    [TotalFark]  
Sure. Let's turn all schools in high security prisons, with TSA agents at every bus stop groping the kids twice a day. Or even better, let's make cult training compounds out of them, so they won't have to leave any more and possibly be harmed on the 10 yard walk from the bus stop to the car.
Then they'll be safe, protected by the State.

01 Jan 2013 06:18 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
I suspect there isn't even an actual "Jane Doe" client. Any attorney knows you can't sue a state without it's consent, unless you have a solid 1983 claim against a named officer for violation under color of authority. It sounds more like this scumbag is grandstanding and either has no client at all, or else lied to some real parents about what he was up to. I'd hate to think he was colluding with someone so evil they'd whore themselves out like this; but I suspect it was more ignorance on the part of the parents who had no idea you couldn't sue the state for emotional damages.

Of course, some people would like it better if you could just sue the state willy-nilly any time anything bad happened; but that's why the 11th Amendment was written in the first place.

01 Jan 2013 06:24 PM
EngineerAU     

turbocucumber: Sure. Let's turn all schools in high security prisons, with TSA agents at every bus stop groping the kids twice a day.


When they install the airport porno-scanners in elementary schools, will the TSA employees be arrested for kiddie porn?

01 Jan 2013 06:27 PM
digitalrain     

aerojockey: "Hey, honey, guess what? Some maniac just shot and killed our 6-year-old kid, along with 19 other children, 6 teachers, and himself."

"What?  Do you know what this means? It means WE'RE RICH!!!!"


Actually, their kid was one of the survivors. That's what makes this so sick. 20 first graders get shot
down in cold blood and instead of dropping to their knees and thanking whatever deity they believe
in (or not) that their child made it out alive, they see farking dollar signs.

01 Jan 2013 06:28 PM
sumida sublight     

aerojockey: "Hey, honey, guess what? Some maniac just shot and killed our 6-year-old kid, along with 19 other children, 6 teachers, and himself."

"What?  Do you know what this means? It means WE'RE RICH!!!!"


If it were a parent who lost their kid, I could actually understand lashing out in anger like that. They still wouldn't have a case against the state, but I could understand the urge to just hurt someone or something in retaliation.

In this case, according to TFA, "The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom".

God forbid this kid ever discover a Playstation.

01 Jan 2013 06:31 PM
namegoeshere     

teto85: I'd sue the perp.  Or in this case, the perp's estate.


You'd have better luck going after the gun owner's estate, seeing as he was unemployed and living with mom.

Had she lived, if she had knowledge of his mental illness (whether she knew the extent or not) and did not secure her weapons to prevent his access, I'd give it to you.

/gun owner

01 Jan 2013 06:33 PM
Duck_of_Doom     

turbocucumber: Sure. Let's turn all schools in high security prisons, with TSA agents volunteer armed citizens like former service members, retired police, Joe Blow CCW etc. at every bus stop groping the kids twice a day. Or even better, let's make cult training compounds out of them, so they won't have to leave any more and possibly be harmed on the 10 yard walk from the bus stop to the car.
Then they'll be safe, protected by the State 2nd Amendment.


If it's what the NRA wants, does that still make it fascist?

01 Jan 2013 06:34 PM
jayphat     
FARKING. LAWYERS.

That is all.

01 Jan 2013 06:42 PM
occamswrist     
Maybe someone clued the family in on the fact that by broadcasting that over the intercom (which would normally be turned off) that it gave teachers an opportunity to prepare their classrooms by locking their doors, etc.

01 Jan 2013 06:46 PM
John Buck 41    [TotalFark]  
Good.

01 Jan 2013 06:50 PM
Witty_Retort     
Pinsky's claim said that the state Board of Education, state Department of Education and state education commissioner had failed to take appropriate steps to protect children from "foreseeable harm" and had failed to provide a "safe school setting."

Over/under on the Jane's parents being 2nd Amendment supporters and sued on behalf of the NRA?
Sounds almost like their talking points were written be Wayne.

01 Jan 2013 07:18 PM
BraveNewCheneyWorld     
"Although the investigation is still under way, we are aware of no facts or legal theory under which the State of Connecticut should be liable for causing the harms inflicted at Sandy Hook Elementary School," the statement added.

Yep, the state has no duty to protect you or your kids.

01 Jan 2013 07:18 PM
BalugaJoe     
Too soon?

He would have to sue the individual school district.

He could go after the mother's estate. better hurry up with that probate.

I'm sure there will be more law suits eventually...

01 Jan 2013 07:21 PM
maxalt    [TotalFark]  
 Who is to blame? The real person to blame is dead, that's the breaks, sorry. Maybe sue the big bang cause lead was created then and the a%swipe murderer used lead in his bullets. Another thing, "If video games don't affect people, it's just some thing they see it doesn't affect them"  Then why do the big corporations advertise on television it's just something we see, it doesn't affect us, yet they spend billions every year.

01 Jan 2013 07:22 PM
CigaretteSmokingMan     
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Myth #5
Your lawsuit must have merit.

01 Jan 2013 07:28 PM
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