January 2, 2013

"The attorney who said he would sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million after the Newtown school shooting is withdrawing his potential lawsuit..."

"... at least for now."
Irving Pinsky, who said Saturday he was filing the suit as a way to improve school safety, told the Connecticut Post that he’s received new information about security at Sandy Hook Elementary School and wants to review it....
"We all know its going to happen again," Pinsky said last week. "Society has to take action."
Oh, Irving. Lawyers and their motives. What have you added to our thinking on the subject?

31 comments:

bpm4532 said...

Highly publicized lawsuit filed in hours after an incident? The lawyer would be happy to take his share of the settlement or accept an offer to settle.

Ka-Ching! That's the sound of extortion.

mikee said...

If his lawsuit has any merit, why withdraw it? I don't recall that public opinion gets to decide lawsuits. Judges and juries do that.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The name Pinsky derives from the Lechitic word for "sphincter."

Nonapod said...

If I were a more cynical person I might think that this suit and its subsequent withdrawal was nothing but a shameless publicity stunt by a rather shiftless individual with too much time on his hands. But that just couldn't be.

Larry J said...

Seeing as how lawyers are so public minded, I'm sure he was working this lawsuit pro bone, wasn't he?

[/sarc]

99% of the lawyers make the rest of them look bad.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

What have you added to our thinking on the subject?

He hasn't added anything, but he does remind us of what Shakespeare wrote.

Larry J said...

"pro bone"

pro bono

AllenS said...

You had it right the first time, Larry.

sabeth.chu said...

wasn't it the western lawyer a. lincoln who recommended a man should be slow to sue? and a lawyer should first try to dissuade his client from embracing litigation?
old abe was pretty clever.

Cedarford said...

Ah, Irving! You feed such stereotypes!

edutcher said...

Ambulance chasing in the winter is a little tricky. There's always the ice to worry about.

Alex said...
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wyo sis said...

From the firm of Finley and Figg no doubt.

Jim Howard said...

Wait a minute! If only the school had been a gun free zone then we would not have to worry about crushing lawsuits after a mass murder.....oh wait, errrrr, never mind.

Petunia said...

I see nonapod has beaten me to it, but I have also been wondering if there really was a "Jill Doe" and family, or if Pinsky just made them up to get some publicity for himself and his practice.

I mean, there's probably no shortage of traumatized young pupils from that school who heard horrible things that day, and it seems like most of the Sandy Hook families are keeping to themselves. It's not like it would be easy to prove that no one actually hired this guy.

CWJ said...

Hey Petunia,

That's a pretty interesting thought. He throws this out there as a trial balloon to see if and how many families call him wanting to be "added" to the suit. Who's to say which of them is Jill Doe. If no one calls he can drop it like he's done.

He avoids the ghoulish behavior of actually contacting these families to ask if they would be interested in some Sandy Hook money.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

The lawyers have learned that humans who serve as judges and jurors are also easy to persuade with the argument that "A Horrible Evil Has Happened, So someone must be Blamed."

With that feeling abroad in the land, the lawyers count on solvent defendants to negotiate a settlement to avoid trial even when there is no legal precedent to tap them. Humans in the Judicial System might create a new one!

Also see, Penn State blamed monetarily for crimes of Sandusky and Paterno.

Sigivald said...

Read: "I realized that the suit has no chance of success and might well get me hit with sanctions."

Tom Flynn said...

Mr Pinsky is not the sharpest knife in CT's legal drawer. He is what one would call a schlub. And yet he has recieved national attention. Go figure

Tom Flynn said...

Mr Pinsky is not the sharpest knife in CT's legal drawer. He is what one would call a schlub. And yet he has recieved national attention. Go figure

gadfly said...

The most important thing about the Daily News' Newtown story is the accompanying petition to urge Congress to ban assault weapons.

So I ask myself:
"Self, is it the newspaper's job to report news or to influence legislation?"

Then it occurs to me that these liberals are living among the largest collection of guns (especially the illegal black-market-guns) in America which they have been ignoring for how long?

Obviously the NY Daily News does not read recent news about the rifle deaths in the U.S.

"FBI data shows that the total number of deaths at the hands of rifles declined by nearly 30 percent — from 453 to 323 — between 2007 and 2011. In 2011, rifles were responsible for only 2.6 percent of the 12,664 murders that were reported by law enforcement agencies across the nation."

That, my friends, has happened since the last assault weapons ban expired. I guess nobody told the guns that their banning was over.

R. Chatt said...

In my liberal enlightened community the city council will be issuing a symbolic gesture condemning assault weapons in response to the tragedy in CN. There is no intention to improve school safety however. I suppose no one here imagines something like that could ever happen here. When I read about that lawsuit I thought, good, perhaps the threat of a major $100 million dollar lawsuit, if not student safety, might motivate my city council to take the danger more seriously.

Petunia said...

Ooh, CWJ, I hadn't thought of Pinsky's trolling for additional families to join "Jill Doe's" lawsuit. I figured he was just doing it to get attention...but I bet your theory is more likely.

Big Mike said...

It's clear that women certainly can get pregnant from anal sex.

There is no other explanation for lawyers like Pinsky.

Douglas said...

Whenever anyone says, "It's not about the money," it's about the money.

Peter said...

Can anyone explain that there was a twenty minute delay in police actually showing up to check a report of "shots fired", inside a grade school. I'm just a pore dumb redneck out here in rural northeast Texas but it would not take our small town cops and deputy sheriffs twenty minutes, yet that is the time line that the local LEOs put out.

And I have seen no politicos or big time news organs questioning this twenty minute lag time while someone is shooting Kindergartners and First Graders.

I do not want to hear one damned word about my guns until this is explained.

DEEBEE said...

Oh, Irving. Lawyers and their motives. What have you added to our thinking on the subject?
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That killing lawyers, as a knee jerk reaction is usually correct.

DEEBEE said...

Oh, Irving. Lawyers and their motives. What have you added to our thinking on the subject?
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That killing lawyers, as a knee jerk reaction is usually correct.

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Wisco Gal said...

The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers.....