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(Chicago Trib)   "Jill Doe's" $100 million lawsuit dropped in Connecticut   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 68
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2013-01-01 07:34:44 PM  
I heard Dill Doe was going to file suit, but he stayed home to play and "recharge his batteries."
 
2013-01-01 07:38:52 PM  
What's the problem exactly? His lawsuit should be for deceptive advertising and negligence. After all, it's supposed to be a gun-free zone and that clearly wasn't the case.

/next up is the lawsuit against the Neverending Story
 
2013-01-01 07:39:41 PM  

maxalt: 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.


What's sad is so many, many people don't see the disconnect between those 2.

"Oh, TV/movies/videogames don't affect behavior!"

"Oh, advertising WORKS!"

Fark you soulless assholes. You can't have it both ways. Pick a farking side.
 
2013-01-01 07:45:37 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.


The duty is to investigate and prosecute those who harm you. The government is NOT responsible for your personal safety. That was settled a while ago by the courts.

And the only "safe" society is a police state. The price of freedom is "innocent" (I wouldn't call anyone innocent, everyone is guilty of something) people being killed by their fellolw citizens from time to time.

I'd rather have the random killings of bystanders than the systemic disappearances and purgings of a police state. The blood that waters the tree of liberty is not that of volunteer soldiers but those killed in bombings and shooting sprees.

/this is a serious post
//have lost friends to violence (16 bullets to the torso in an armed robbery, for example) so don't tell me I don't know what it's like
///does not sway my opinion on the matter, everyone dies in the end and no ending is more or less tragic than any other
 
2013-01-01 07:48:45 PM  
People are the problem, plain and simple.
It isn't guns, or video games, or television, or movies, et al. It's us.
As long as we're around we're going to continue to do the same stupid shiat and more.
 
2013-01-01 08:53:21 PM  

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 wasn't killed, she was traumatized.

So they sued for the trauma.

They're still idiots.
 
2013-01-01 09:00:22 PM  

OneCrazyIvan: What's the problem exactly? His lawsuit should be for deceptive advertising and negligence. After all, it's supposed to be a gun-free zone and that clearly wasn't the case.

/next up is the lawsuit against the Neverending Story


Jill Doe, I don't use the word hero often, but you are the greatest hero, in American history.
 
2013-01-01 09:23:53 PM  

Bisu: 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.


It's a good thing that all the kids in the classroom were killed, or the survivor's parents would be suing.

/a good thing
 
2013-01-01 09:29:49 PM  

cryinoutloud: Bisu: 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.

It's a good thing that all the kids in the classroom were killed, or the survivor's parents would be suing.

/a good thing


The last I heard (I could easily be wrong) is that one six year old who played dead did survive.
Link

But it sounds from the article that the person suing for $100,000,000 is complaining that he/she heard the shootings and screams over the intercom, and that intercom is why the state owes $100,000,000. And others of course, said the intercom sounds is what alerted them there was a problem and potentially saved their lives.
 
2013-01-01 09:47:01 PM  
I doubt this lawyer will be idle for long. I read some of the comments on his Facebook page--if he's really froggy to file a bunch of lawsuits--he won't have to go far.
 
2013-01-01 10:08:42 PM  
While I agree the claim against the state is without merit, I am not so sure that state officials should be allowed to make that decision unilaterally.

Any way, if anyone should be sued it should be Lanza's mother.
 
2013-01-01 10:14:13 PM  
Estate , that is.

/gotta stop hitting the add button
 
2013-01-01 10:18:03 PM  
Irving Pinsky, lol - just sounds like a shyster.
 
2013-01-02 12:57:06 AM  

big pig peaches: While I agree the claim against the state is without merit, I am not so sure that state officials should be allowed to make that decision unilaterally.

Any way, if anyone should be sued it should be Lanza's mother.


she's dead Jim.
 
2013-01-02 01:44:30 AM  
I saw that movie awhile back. The one with the Karate Kid and Herman Munster as the judge. What was the name of it..."My Cousin Irving" or something close?
 
2013-01-02 07:30:02 AM  
any claim against the state must be approved by the state claims commissioner

Well isn't that convenient.
 
2013-01-02 10:53:15 AM  

BolloxReader: The duty is to investigate and prosecute those who harm you.


IIRC, the Supreme Court decided a while back that they didn't even have a duty to do that.
 
2013-01-02 12:13:09 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.


Oh fark that then.

The original report said she was one of the survivors of the classroom shooting, so I could see parent's suing to cover the cost of a crap ton of therapy and other treatments she'll need for the rest of her life.
 
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