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Conn. AG: No Basis To Hold State Liable For $100M For 6-Year-Old Newtown Survivor’s Trauma, Injuries

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File photo of a memorial for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

File photo of a memorial for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s attorney general says there appears to be no basis to support a lawyer’s request to sue the state for $100 million over the Newtown school shootings on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor.

The Hartford Courant reports George Jepsen said Monday his office knows 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.”

Lawyer Irving Pinsky last week asked to sue the state, saying his client suffered “emotional and psychological trauma and injury.” He says state officials failed to prevent his client from foreseeable harm.

Connecticut has immunity against most lawsuits unless it gives a party permission to sue.

Pinsky says he’s doing what’s appropriate in the name of school safety.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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