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(CBS Connecticut)   Nothing says "our hearts go out to you" two weeks after a tragedy more than an old fashioned, feel-good lawsuit for $100 million   (connecticut.cbslocal.com) divider line 112
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2012-12-29 08:54:20 AM  
slimeball looking for a payday
 
2012-12-29 09:09:56 AM  
"Foreseeable harm"? Seriously? They should have known that an armed lunatic was going to come in that day and prepared accordingly, is that what is being suggested? Oh boy.
 
2012-12-29 09:13:17 AM  
You have to allege that the harm was foreseeable, to establish that there was a duty to prevent it.

Or you could, you know, not file stupid lawsuits.
 
2012-12-29 09:29:42 AM  
It would be more appropriate to sue the nutty raving assholes who strive to make guns easily accessible to nutbags.
 
2012-12-29 09:33:50 AM  
I hope this scumbag gets shot, on the balls, repeatedly.,..
 
2012-12-29 09:55:27 AM  
The state has to agree to being sued.  They could say no.
 
2012-12-29 10:10:39 AM  
I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.
 
2012-12-29 10:31:37 AM  
The United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Banks have raised more than $3.5 million for their Sandy Hook school fund to help those affected by the elementary school shooting.

I think funerals and counseling funds will be available for anyone needing help.
 
2012-12-29 10:47:45 AM  
Every once in a while, someone comes along to brilliantly illustrate that Shakespeare was on to something
 
2012-12-29 10:56:17 AM  
that's some fine acting AJ!
 
2012-12-29 10:57:09 AM  

Dinobot: that's some fine acting AJ!


oops. wrong thread!

But yeah... like i said before... ugh... this is insane.
 
2012-12-29 11:05:30 AM  
Hey, Fark lawyers - Why don't you clean up your industry? 99% of you guys give the others a bad name.
 
2012-12-29 11:08:30 AM  

blacksho89: Hey, Fark lawyers - Why don't you clean up your industry? 99% of you guys give the others a bad name.


Because they're as bad as the ones mentioned in the article?
 
2012-12-29 11:09:20 AM  
Someone please kill Irving Pinsky and any other lawyer who tries to make money off this mass murder.
 
2012-12-29 11:12:02 AM  

blacksho89: Hey, Fark lawyers - Why don't you clean up your industry? 99% of you guys give the others a bad name.


And parents that go to a lawyer seeking compensation give 99% of parents a bad name.  Grow up.
 
2012-12-29 11:12:17 AM  
your child is alive.

fark you. fark you long and fark you hard.

fark

you
 
2012-12-29 11:12:24 AM  
I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?
 
2012-12-29 11:13:14 AM  
Big Irv is getting a lot of support for his attempt to cash in on this tragedy on his Facebook page
 
2012-12-29 11:13:25 AM  
No one told you to live in Connecticut. You live in a boring state. What else is one going to do when they go mad?
 
2012-12-29 11:13:56 AM  

namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.


With all the stuff that is freely available on the internet for anyone to view, I would guess that "PTSD" will just be the new norm for upcoming generations. I'm not going to lie; I was probably less affected by this tragedy happening today than I would have been 20 years ago and that makes me a bit sad. Now, I know it's my own fault, but I do credit having watched hundreds of horrible, horrible videos in the last 10 years as the reason it just doesn't hit me the same way. When you see the absolute worst of reality over and over, it kind of becomes routine. I somewhat regret ever having let my curiosity get the better of me.

This was a tragedy that should never have happened. A big "f**k you" to the folks looking to cash in.
 
2012-12-29 11:15:38 AM  

Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?



Well.
 
2012-12-29 11:16:44 AM  
Nice even amount of psychological damages she received.
 
2012-12-29 11:17:51 AM  
I wish I hadn't read that. Now I feel sick.
 
2012-12-29 11:19:32 AM  

namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.


My guess is the lawyer approached a number of parents and finally found one that fell for his bullshiat.
 
2012-12-29 11:19:33 AM  

Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.


Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?
 
2012-12-29 11:23:14 AM  
No. NEXT!
 
2012-12-29 11:23:17 AM  

Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?


Not with the guns in their lockers, no.
 
2012-12-29 11:25:20 AM  

Chabash: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?

Not with the guns in their lockers, no.


He shot through the front door. Principle picks up rifle from next to his desk and investigates vs. principle picks up ruler and investigates. I'd go with the rifle. After that there would have been plenty of time for someone else to grab a gun from a locker or other location.
 
2012-12-29 11:26:40 AM  

namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.


Many of these kids will be messed up for life. Not as a direct result of the shooting, but as a result of the years of "Are you OK? Really, are you OK? Let's talk about it." mental health care services that will be shoved in their faces, recurring media coverage of "The Sandy Hook Kids: X Years Later", etc. The kids won't get over it because Munchausen-by-proxy parents, money-grubbing lawyers, meddlesome "community leaders" and attention-whoring reporters won't let them forget. Unfortunately, it will become an identity for many of them, a crutch as to why they can't or won't do anything with their lives. I'm picturing year after year of the gymnasium scene after the plane collision in Breaking Bad.

If parents want their kids to get over it, the best thing to do would probably be to get the hell out of town and start over somewhere else.
 
2012-12-29 11:27:15 AM  

get real: The United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Banks have raised more than $3.5 million for their Sandy Hook school fund to help those affected by the elementary school shooting.

I think funerals and counseling funds will be available for anyone needing help.


That would mean they whould have to trust those people to use the funds to help them. I don't know if I could. The United Way is a good organization but I would have to believe that the people of Sandy Hooks are running really low on trust right now. Sueing for 100 million dollars makes you like an arse unless you know how this stuff normally works out. You sue for 100 you settle for 20 the lawyer takes half and then Uncle Sam takes 50-60 percent. Now you're left with 4 million. Yeah that's a lot of money but when you factor in life long counciling and the decrease of earning potential then I think it's close to fair.
 
2012-12-29 11:28:22 AM  

Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?



No, he'd be outside shooting at the decoy buck the killer planted to distract him. And when he got back to the building he'd encounter a dozen guys with rifles and not know who to shoot.


/we know what your point is, why don't you just say arming school officials would help instead of dancing around with your CSB
 
2012-12-29 11:29:37 AM  
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"You can ching ching ching cash in on this tragedy."
 
2012-12-29 11:29:40 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: That would mean they whould have to trust those people to use the funds to help them. I don't know if I could. The United Way is a good organization but I would have to believe that the people of Sandy Hooks are running really low on trust right now.


Hmmm... Are you suggesting that they might get the same treatment as the 9/11 firefighters/volunteers?
 
2012-12-29 11:30:36 AM  

namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.


I think it's more likely that the parents are being manipulated by someone telling them this is the right thing to do. Yes, they should be thankful their child is alive, but they also are worried about all the millions of things that this could mean for their child, who probably is showing symptoms of PTSD and freaking them the fark out.
 
2012-12-29 11:34:30 AM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: namegoeshere: I'll say it for them. No.

And fark these parents for trying to make a buck off of this tragedy instead of just being incredibly thankful that THEIR CHILD IS STILL ALIVE. Yes, their little girl will need counseling, and will be at risk of PTSD. But even if they can't afford it (this is a reasonably well off community) I would be shocked if mental health care services were not being offered to these kids.

Many of these kids will be messed up for life. Not as a direct result of the shooting, but as a result of the years of "Are you OK? Really, are you OK? Let's talk about it." mental health care services that will be shoved in their faces, recurring media coverage of "The Sandy Hook Kids: X Years Later", etc. The kids won't get over it because Munchausen-by-proxy parents, money-grubbing lawyers, meddlesome "community leaders" and attention-whoring reporters won't let them forget. Unfortunately, it will become an identity for many of them, a crutch as to why they can't or won't do anything with their lives. I'm picturing year after year of the gymnasium scene after the plane collision in Breaking Bad.

If parents want their kids to get over it, the best thing to do would probably be to get the hell out of town and start over somewhere else.


You could replace "rape" with "school shooting" in your scenario and it would be a perfect fit. Of the two acquaintances that I know who were raped (anecdotal, I know, but I believe it has a legitimate basis) the one that was coddled and told that it would be with her for the rest of her life and that she'd have to work every day to overcome it is a mess and still uses it as the reason for her every failure. The one without such coddling can almost joke about it now.
 
2012-12-29 11:35:15 AM  

finnished: The Stealth Hippopotamus: That would mean they whould have to trust those people to use the funds to help them. I don't know if I could. The United Way is a good organization but I would have to believe that the people of Sandy Hooks are running really low on trust right now.

Hmmm... Are you suggesting that they might get the same treatment as the 9/11 firefighters/volunteers?


I was trying not to 9/11 the thread.
 
2012-12-29 11:35:39 AM  
Nice country you've got there, America.
 
2012-12-29 11:36:09 AM  

Abox: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?


No, he'd be outside shooting at the decoy buck the killer planted to distract him. And when he got back to the building he'd encounter a dozen guys with rifles and not know who to shoot.


/we know what your point is, why don't you just say arming school officials would help instead of dancing around with your CSB


Oooh, frisky. Rawrr.
 
2012-12-29 11:37:53 AM  

Silly Jesus: You could replace "rape" with "school shooting" in your scenario and it would be a perfect fit. Of the two acquaintances that I know who were raped (anecdotal, I know, but I believe it has a legitimate basis) the one that was coddled and told that it would be with her for the rest of her life and that she'd have to work every day to overcome it is a mess and still uses it as the reason for her every failure. The one without such coddling can almost joke about it now.


Yeah, this sounds as legitimate as the rape.
 
2012-12-29 11:38:15 AM  

Silly Jesus: Chabash: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?

Not with the guns in their lockers, no.

He shot through the front door. Principle picks up rifle from next to his desk and investigates vs. principle picks up ruler and investigates. I'd go with the rifle. After that there would have been plenty of time for someone else to grab a gun from a locker or other location.


Haha. You're funny.
 
2012-12-29 11:39:20 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: Silly Jesus: Chabash: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?

Not with the guns in their lockers, no.

He shot through the front door. Principle picks up rifle from next to his desk and investigates vs. principle picks up ruler and investigates. I'd go with the rifle. After that there would have been plenty of time for someone else to grab a gun from a locker or other location.

Haha. You're funny.


How so?
 
2012-12-29 11:40:06 AM  
Quick, tell Obama that someone in the private sector is competing for his Sandy Hook exploitation rights!
 
2012-12-29 11:40:50 AM  

finnished: Silly Jesus: You could replace "rape" with "school shooting" in your scenario and it would be a perfect fit. Of the two acquaintances that I know who were raped (anecdotal, I know, but I believe it has a legitimate basis) the one that was coddled and told that it would be with her for the rest of her life and that she'd have to work every day to overcome it is a mess and still uses it as the reason for her every failure. The one without such coddling can almost joke about it now.

Yeah, this sounds as legitimate as the rape.


Huh?
 
2012-12-29 11:42:31 AM  
The farkstick, err attorney in question, was on the morning shows today. Looks just like you picture him in your mind.

He needs a good cock punching and a large dose of ass cancer.
 
2012-12-29 11:42:38 AM  

Silly Jesus: Chabash: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?

Not with the guns in their lockers, no.

He shot through the front door. Principle picks up rifle from next to his desk and investigates vs. principle picks up ruler and investigates. I'd go with the rifle. After that there would have been plenty of time for someone else to grab a gun from a locker or other location.


Deer rarely shoot back.
 
2012-12-29 11:43:41 AM  
Silly Jesus, Glocks are for kids!
 
2012-12-29 11:45:35 AM  

Beeblebrox: Silly Jesus: Chabash: Silly Jesus: Abox: Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was in high school in the 50's. He tells a story of walking to school one day after hunting early in the morning. He put his rifle in his locker and went to class (this was normal in those days). At about lunchtime, out the classroom window, he and a bunch of guys in class noticed a huge buck grazing in the outfield of the baseball field. He and some guys ran and got their guns and as they made it to the field they heard a shot. It was the assistant principle. He had beaten them there and got the prize.

How do you think that this weirdo would have fared going into that school and trying to shoot up the place?


Well.

Really? Several unarmed teachers confronted him and were slaughtered. You don't think that the principle with a rifle would have fared better than the unarmed teacher?

Not with the guns in their lockers, no.

He shot through the front door. Principle picks up rifle from next to his desk and investigates vs. principle picks up ruler and investigates. I'd go with the rifle. After that there would have been plenty of time for someone else to grab a gun from a locker or other location.

Deer rarely shoot back.


So since deer don't shoot back, it's preferable to go after a shooter unarmed rather than armed...er...something. Brilliant!
 
2012-12-29 11:46:06 AM  
The school could counter sue the parents for letting their child out of the house without armed guards.
 
2012-12-29 11:48:12 AM  
Breaking news: The State is above the law if you have to ask permission to sue. Gun nuts storm the Capitol to ensure Oppressive government is removed from being above the law.

//This stupid lawsuit is still stupid.
///Should asked for a $100,000 grand instead to not look greedy.
 
2012-12-29 11:50:33 AM  

Silly Jesus: I hope he wins. It was absolutely preventable.

My uncle was high in the 50's...


I would think there's a greater chance that the principle flips one day and shoots a bunch of school kids himself.
 
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