Lawyer withdraws petition to file $100 million Sandy Hook claim against state — for now

Even the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association got into the act, issuing a statement calling Pinsky’s filing “ill-advised.”

Pinsky has also received some positive feedback, though.

“Sometimes parting with money is the only language that governments understand,” Facebook member Christine Klezun Ladewig wrote, according to The Advocate. “I hope that what will come out of this is that no other child or parent ever have to go through this again. We should feel safe sending our babies to school. I don’t for a minute believe you are doing this for the money and hope that some of it can go into a scholarship fund. Blessings to you Irv!”

George Jepsen, Connecticut’s attorney general, told The Advocate that his staff is prepared to defend the state against any claims that might make it to court.

“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,” Jespen said.

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