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Lawyer Blasts Claims Commissioner For Delays In Child-Abuse Death Case

Lawyer Blasts Claims Commissioner For Delays In Child-Abuse Death Case

HARTFORD – The lawyer for the estate of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles on Monday blasted Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. for failing to act on a $20 million wrongful death action against the Department of Children and Families that was filed nearly three years ago. "Since then, there has been nothing but excuses, without justification," lawyer Robert Reardon said in a hearing in Superior Court on Monday morning. Reardon is asking Judge Antonio C. Robaina to order Vance to hold hearings and finally rule on whether Athena's father, Hugo Angeles of North Carolina, can file a lawsuit against DCF. Under a statute dating to English common law, those suing the...

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