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Newtown rejects settlement deal of families’ lawsuit

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Newtown Debates Future Of New Sandy Hook Elementary School

HARTFORD — The town of Newtown has rejected an offer from two Sandy Hook parents to settle a lawsuit over the 2012 school tragedy that claimed the lives of 26 students and faculty.

The Hartford Courant reports a deadline passed this week for the town to accept the motion to settle the case brought by estates of 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis for $11 million.

The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court, alleges security measures at the school weren’t adequate when Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. The other victims’ parents aren’t part of the lawsuit.

Attorney Donal Papcsy, who represents the Pozner and Lewis families, says the $11 million figure matches the maximum amount they can recover under the town’s insurance coverage.