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Sandy Hook Survivor to Sue State for $100 Million

In News, Newtown: Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting, Other Leaks, USA on December 31, 2012 at 6:34 AM

 

12/28/2012

A New Haven attorney representing a 6-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary student who survived the shooting, is taking the first step towards suing the State of Connecticut.

Irving Pinsky filed a $100 million claim with the state’s claims commissioner. That is the first step that has to happen before he can get approval to sue the state.

“She lost a lot of friends that were killed and she really suffered through the horrors of listening to this,” Pinsky said.

He hopes to have a chance to review the evidence in the case. Pinsky believes there are things that could have been done to stop it.

“The state could have, there’s a whole lot of architectual designs they can use in schools to make it much harder to happen,” he said.

In the notice of claim Pinsky wrote: “The State Board of Education, Connecticut Department of Education and State Commissioner of Education failed to take steps to protect said minor child from foreseeable harm in ways including, but not limited to, failure to provide a safe school setting at Sandy Hook Elementary School…”

Pinksy is not releasing the name of his client.

The claims commission still has to review the case before any decision is made on whether Pinsky can sue the state.

UPDATE: Attorney for Sandy Hook Survivor Drops $100 Million Lawsuit Against State of Connecticut

George Zimmerman Suing NBC Over 9-11 Tape Edits

In News, Other Leaks, Zimmerman/Trayvon Case on December 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

12/06/2012

GZvsNBC:

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, George Zimmerman filed a legal complaint against NBCUniversal Media, LLC and three individuals who were employed by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Inc. during the time relevant to the complaint: Ron Allen, Lilia Rodriguez Luciano, and Jeff Burnside. The 24-page complaint alleges “NBC News saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain.” The complaint, filed in Seminole County, demands a trial by jury, and demands damages sufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.

Brazilian Prostitute Suing U.S. Embassy

In News, Other Leaks on April 29, 2012 at 3:09 AM

04/28/2012

PressTV:

A Brazilian prostitute is suing the U.S. Embassy, three Marines and a Brazilian staff member for injuries she claimed to receive when she was allegedly pushed out of a van in Brasilia.

 

 

The woman, Romilda Ferreira, says she met the four men at a night club in December last year. After an argument, the woman says she was pushed out of a vehicle and broke her collarbone two ribs and punctured a lung when the car ran over her in the nightclub’s parking lot, the State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland was asked about the case and had a different story.

Still, the State Department says it will conduct an investigation. Ferreira is planning to sue for injuries, medical expenses and lost of income.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters during a visit to Brasilia that the incident was fully investigated and the military personnel involved had been “severely punished for the incident.

According to a defense official also no charges were filed by Brazilian authorities, Ferreira’s lawyers said they declined compensation of about $2,000 and requested about $80,000, which embassy officials refused to pay.

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