If you have been following the news and social media responses to the news of the lawsuits filed by the estates of Noah Pozner and Jessie Lewis, two victims at the Sandy Hook massacre, you are now seeing some of the anticipated negative fall-out.
WTNH is carrying some of the reaction here:
I provided my review of the lawsuit here:
lawsuit is powerful in presentation and outlines the statutes and
duties governing the operation of school in this post-Columbine world
and alleging very specific breaches of those statutory duties; the heart
of a Negligence Per Se type action.
What good are statewide safety procedures if the facilities do not have the capability to comply?
This is the crux of the question at hand.
answer may best be provided by insurance companies and their
requirements upon facilities to obtain insurance at reasonable rates.
Insurance companies nationwide will take notice of this action and this
could result in a national good.
Isn't this preferred to more unfunded mandates pass by legislatures? I would say so.
should not take this lawsuit personal. This lawsuit is necessary brave
step to take this question to the next level; preventing tragedies like
this in the future. Newtown is simply the government entity that must
be the defendant because this tragedy did happen there.
They didnt even list the correct names of the officals directly being mentioned in this lawsuit. Or get the right state, in one persons case. Are you kidding me? What are you smoking?
It wont matter as that can be fixed. There is a reason for it but it wouldn't be appropriate to divulge it; in any event, from a legal perspective it's a small issue that can and will be amended.
This lawsuit ISN'T about money, it's about affecting change...change that has the potential to save other children's lives by forcing the state and schools to make school less vulnerable to these kinds of attacks.
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