Newtown Lawsuit Withdrawn—for Now
Lawyer who sought to sue on behalf of girl, 6, may refile
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 1, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Names of Connecticut school shooting victims hang on a US flag on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – A Connecticut attorney seeking to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Newtown school massacre has withdrawn the claim—at least for now. The Stamford Advocate reports that Irving Pinsky withdrew the lawsuit but says he might refile. He says he received new evidence on security at Sandy Hook Elementary School and is reviewing it.

Pinsky last week asked to sue the state, saying his client suffered "emotional and psychological trauma and injury" during the shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six adults. He says state officials failed to prevent his client from foreseeable harm. The state attorney general said yesterday there appears to be no basis to support the suit or the state's liability.

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Jan 3, 2013 12:45 AM CST
Amazing what some douchebag lawyers will do to profit from a tragedy!!! Looks like he's testing the waters to see if other survivors' families will join in on a class-action lawsuit!!! These douchebag lawyers should be sued themselves by the state for taking advantage of a tragedy, and lose their licenses to practice law!!! If this isn't possible, blacklist his ass, so that others know never to seek him out!!!
Jan 2, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Mr Irving Pinsky will sue Mr Obama because " Mr. Obama failed to prevent the US citizens from foreseeable harm"! Go Mr Irving Pinsky!
Jan 2, 2013 8:46 AM CST
hey irving pinsky here is your 15min use it well!