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AAJ Education: Establishing Recklesssness in Pool Drowning Cases

I. Recklessness in Pool Cases—Suction Entrapment as an Example Drowning is a horrible way to die. Drowning due to pool drain entrapment is downright terrifying—and it does not have to happen in the first place! There are thousands of unintentional drownings that occur in the United States each year. There is an annual average of… Read more >

SGT Brings Suit on Behalf of Child Suffering Severe Near-Drowning Brain Injury

The parents of Chandler Marx, the boy who nearly drowned at Topstone Park in August 2006, have filed a lawsuit against the town and 14 public employees. The suit, filed on July 24 in Danbury Superior Court, alleges the town and the employees failed to properly operate a summer camp, leading to their son’s near… Read more >

Pool Death Causes Legal Ripples

The civil lawsuit against David Lionetti and his Shoreline Pools business promised to be dramatic enough. After all, a security video captured heroic efforts to try to save 6-year-old Zachary Cohn last July from a Greenwich pool installed by Shoreline. Cohn drowned after his arm got caught in a powerful drain pump in the family’s… Read more >

Complaint: Multiple Code Violations Led To Greenwich Child Drowning, January 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The parents of a boy who drowned after his arm got trapped in a powerful suction drain in their swimming pool sued Monday, alleging that the pool violated safety requirements designed in response to a rash of similar tragedies. The lawsuit was filed in Stamford Superior Court by Brian and Karen… Read more >

CEO, Pool Company Plead Guilty in Greenwich Boy’s Drowning

STAMFORD — A pool company president expressed remorse Wednesday in state Superior Court as he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide stemming from the 2007 drowning death of a 6-year-old Greenwich boy. David Lionetti, 55, also entered a guilty plea on behalf of his company, Stamford-based Shoreline Pools Inc., to the… Read more >

Shoreline Pools and CEO Enter Guilty Pleas in Child’s Pool Drain Entrapment Death

Stamford, Conn. (April 13, 2011) — Shoreline Pools, Inc. and its CEO, David Lionetti, entered guilty pleas at the Stamford Superior Court to day in connection with the tragic drowning death of 6-year-old Zachary Archer Cohn on July 28, 2007, when he became entrapped by the force from the suction of the pool drain.Shoreline Pools… Read more >