Newtown Family Seeks to Sue State

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 24:  A man lays flowers at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 24, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Donations and letters are pouring in from across the country as the town tries to recover from the massacre. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Andrew Burton

    Irving Pinsky, an attorney in New Haven, Conn., has filed for permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old girl who survived the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14. Pinsky blames the Board of Education, among other institutions, for failing to protect his client—identified only as “Jill Doe”—from “foreseeable harm,” leaving her with intense “emotional and psychological trauma.” He has filed the claim now in order to “freeze” the evidence to prevent insurance adjusters from shaping it. “Her friends were killed,” Pinsky said. “That’s pretty traumatic.”

    Read it at Hartford Courant