Report: Attorney Receives Death Threats After Sandy Hook Filing

Irving Pinsky says the threats came after he sought permission to file a $100 million lawsuit on behalf of a child survivor's family.


An attorney who wants to sue the state because his client says officials did not do enough to protect the Sandy Hook Elementary School community has reportedly received more than 50 death threats. 

Irving Pinsky, a New Haven-based attorney, told the New Haven Independent that he has received the threats after he filed notice with the state's claims commissioner asking permission to file a $100 million lawsuit on behalf of the family of a six-year-old survivor. He says the unnamed girl was traumatized after what she heard and witnessed during the school shooting on Dec. 14.

The Independent also states that Pinsky is in the process of withdrawing the filing in order to "calm the divisiveness and tremors," but he reserved all rights to refile based on some "new evidence" he has received.

That decision comes on the heels of a response to Pinsky's claim from state Attorney General George Jepsen, who said, "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. Nor does the claim letter filed in this case identify a valid basis to support a claim against the state and, by extension, its taxpayers.”

Pinsky's claim is that the state failed to protect Sandy Hook from "foreseeable harm."

Read the full story about Pinsky's reported death threats here on the New Haven Independent.

Cliff Cuming January 03, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Revoke his law license
Judge Crater January 03, 2013 at 05:20 PM
BE CAREFUL, LEGISLATORS If the State or the Federal Government passes an assault rifle ban, they would be adjudging the AR-15 dangerous in and of its nature and Mr. Pinsky might then reintroduce the lawsuit using the law as evidence of the inherent danger. Of course, the absence of the assault rifle from the current state law might also be considered negligence on the part of the legislature. Legal scholars might advise This Court as to whether the passage of a law making possession of an object illegal means that the object is in and of itself dangerous regardless of whether it is used by anyone. The absence of criminality may not mean the absence of civil liability. Regardless of anyone's opinion of Mr. Pinsky, there are significant issues relating to this tragedy and remedial legislation. The process should be careful and deliberate.
Eddie D January 03, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Piece of crap Pinsky and all his type
Hollywood2 January 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM
The ultimate ambulance chaser who is in debt
S Dogood January 03, 2013 at 09:18 PM
The families of Newtown will likely need some type of psychological support for a long time (greater than 6 months). Parents might need to take time off from work to help their child. It might make sense for the state to set up a mechanism to provide these services. It is likely that the town and school district has incurred some large unexpected costs. The state might contribute to these costs. It would be a better use of our tax dollars than fighting a law suit. It would be specific aid help not a truck load of cash that could be spent any way they felt.
Ex Republican January 03, 2013 at 09:33 PM
What the hell kind of name is Pinsky anyway?
Janette January 03, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Ex Republican, what kind of question is that? Anti-semite.
Baffled Resident January 04, 2013 at 12:28 AM
It's obvious that Mr. Pinsky is nothing but an attention whore. How do we know he received death threats? Because Mr. Pinsky told the media. Attention whore............
Ex Republican January 04, 2013 at 01:07 AM
What are you talking about Janette. It's Polish or Slavic I think. Maybe Czek? I never heard it before. You need to brush some chips off your shoulder woman and stop looking for windmills.
Hollywood2 January 04, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Pinsky provided the fodder, we supply the reality! Point blank!
Jim Eastwood January 04, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Hollywood So True !!!! The Guy is a "Bottom Feeder" the type that gives the legal profession a Bad name Yes we need to rearch a Middle of the Road solution to the issue for there is no Right nor wrong. What the Newtown People nedd right now is for all of us to PRACTICE "26 Acts of Kindness" to each other. Politicians will "Make Hay" I am sure but will they provide a solution?? They themselves may also be Right up there with Mr Pinsky !!!! Think about that Have a Great and Safe Day !!!!
Eddie D January 04, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Grow up Janette
Eddie D January 04, 2013 at 07:37 PM
pinsky had his licesnse suepended in 2003
Glen K Dunbar January 04, 2013 at 07:46 PM
What a terrible shame that this Pinsky is trying to profit over this tragedy. Terrible. I feel for all the victims, familes and survivors of this nightmare. I hope they can find help however they need it. As for Pinsky. I don't even want to go there. Terrrible


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