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(Chicago Trib)   "Jill Doe's" $100 million lawsuit dropped in Connecticut   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-01 03:33:52 PM
7 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Did someone find out who the "Does" were and threatened to out them?


I would hope that the parents of this family understood that this lawsuit would put them pretty high up on the Douchebag list. I hope everyone is adult enough not to take it out on the child who didn't ask for any of this, but a little public shaming for the greedy parents isn't necessarily a bad thing.
2013-01-01 05:38:35 PM
4 votes:
If "Jane Dow" is claiming the shooting was "foreseeable harm", that means she sent her kid intentionally into said harm. That's child endangerment, and she needs to be put in jail, and her kid taken away from her.

Be careful of the get rich quick lawsuits.
2013-01-01 05:34:55 PM
4 votes:
Anyone involved in filing this suit should be smacked upside the head repeatedly. It's horrible that anyone would even entertain the notion, let alone file a suit.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-01 03:07:04 PM
3 votes:
The headline of the article says claim dropped. The body of the article says the state Attorney General denies liability on behalf of the state, which he would do no matter whose fault the shooting was, and does not say the claim is dropped.

Which is it?
2013-01-01 07:45:37 PM
2 votes:

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 06:00:25 PM
2 votes:

kimwim: Douchbag lawyer return his retainer?


Douchebag lawyer filing it pro-bono and may not even have a real client. He just wants to get at the head of the line.
2013-01-01 05:18:54 PM
2 votes:
"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!!!!"
2013-01-01 07:39:41 PM
1 votes:

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 06:46:55 PM
1 votes:
Maybe someone clued the family in on the fact that by broadcasting that over the intercom (which would normally be turned off) that it gave teachers an opportunity to prepare their classrooms by locking their doors, etc.
2013-01-01 06:33:09 PM
1 votes:

teto85: I'd sue the perp.  Or in this case, the perp's estate.


You'd have better luck going after the gun owner's estate, seeing as he was unemployed and living with mom.

Had she lived, if she had knowledge of his mental illness (whether she knew the extent or not) and did not secure her weapons to prevent his access, I'd give it to you.

/gun owner
2013-01-01 06:31:39 PM
1 votes:

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!!!!"


If it were a parent who lost their kid, I could actually understand lashing out in anger like that. They still wouldn't have a case against the state, but I could understand the urge to just hurt someone or something in retaliation.

In this case, according to TFA, "The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom".

God forbid this kid ever discover a Playstation.
2013-01-01 06:28:42 PM
1 votes:

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!!!!"


Actually, their kid was one of the survivors. That's what makes this so sick. 20 first graders get shot
down in cold blood and instead of dropping to their knees and thanking whatever deity they believe
in (or not) that their child made it out alive, they see farking dollar signs.
2013-01-01 06:27:48 PM
1 votes:

turbocucumber: Sure. Let's turn all schools in high security prisons, with TSA agents at every bus stop groping the kids twice a day.


When they install the airport porno-scanners in elementary schools, will the TSA employees be arrested for kiddie porn?
2013-01-01 06:24:28 PM
1 votes:
I suspect there isn't even an actual "Jane Doe" client. Any attorney knows you can't sue a state without it's consent, unless you have a solid 1983 claim against a named officer for violation under color of authority. It sounds more like this scumbag is grandstanding and either has no client at all, or else lied to some real parents about what he was up to. I'd hate to think he was colluding with someone so evil they'd whore themselves out like this; but I suspect it was more ignorance on the part of the parents who had no idea you couldn't sue the state for emotional damages.

Of course, some people would like it better if you could just sue the state willy-nilly any time anything bad happened; but that's why the 11th Amendment was written in the first place.
2013-01-01 06:02:38 PM
1 votes:

lordduzi: you are a puppet: machodonkeywrestler: WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.

The only way to stop the liberal-fascists is by shooting them to death, preferably while they are very young.

Thank you Anders Breivik.


Nice try, but Anders  doesn't have internet access on his computer.
2013-01-01 05:57:25 PM
1 votes:

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 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.
2013-01-01 05:51:25 PM
1 votes:

you are a puppet: machodonkeywrestler: WhoopAssWayne: Government is completely unaccountable for its own decisions, incompetence, and the inevitable failures, yet this is exactly who the liberal-fascists want to have total control over all aspects of our society. Walk in to your lawyer's office and tell them you want to sue the state. Go right ahead. You'll be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed right out of their office.

Exactly the message everyone should be taking from this story.

The only way to stop the liberal-fascists is by shooting them to death, preferably while they are very young.


Thank you Anders Breivik.
2013-01-01 05:45:37 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-01 05:43:20 PM
1 votes:
Captain PTMB With regards to lawyers, Shakespeare was right.

Lawyers point out that line's uttered by Dick The Butcher, a bad guy in "Henry VI", thus an affirmation of lawyers. Now with Dogbert, you can argue that Shakespeare thought cops were dopes, & his glowing portrait of Henry the VIII is way outta line with history, but The Bard's patron Queen Elizabeth the 1st was Henry's daughter so Will S. sold out
2013-01-01 05:38:52 PM
1 votes:
I've always enjoyed that the government has to approve a lawsuit against them.

"I want to sue you"
"Yeah we don't feel like it"
2013-01-01 05:34:10 PM
1 votes:
I haven't read any of the threads on this, so it may have been already pointed out, but there's an interesting note about this asshole of an attorney. Every morning on the Today show, when they go outside, there's a creepy looking Unibomber dude holding up a sign and he's always standing right where he knows they're going to stand. The sign is for a lawyer. Irv Pinsky, the same douchebag that brought up this suit. So if you ever need a lawyer and want to give him a call, you can look for his number on the Today show every morning. Still.

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2013-01-01 05:15:47 PM
1 votes:

Mentalpatient87: This lawsuit is jilldoes.


Well I can see my funny is not needed here.

Instead, PSA farkers: Mods will ban you if you post fake dicks. I have learned this the hard gelatinous way.
2013-01-01 05:03:29 PM
1 votes:
With regards to lawyers, Shakespeare was right.
 
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