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AG: No basis to hold state liable for Newtown

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.  He has since withdrawn the suit.

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