Common Sense Prevails: Aunt LOSES Lawsuit Against Nephew Who Accidentally Broke Her Wrist

Common Sense Prevails: Aunt LOSES Lawsuit Against Nephew Who Accidentally Broke Her Wrist

It takes a truly insane person to sue a child for accidentally breaking their wrist after an enthusiastic hug. But these insane people exist: meet Jennifer Connell, who sued her nephew for giving her an overly enthusiastic hug at the age of eight, which caused her to fall and break her wrist.

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Jennifer Connell filed a $127,000 suit against Sean Tarala of Westport, Connecticut, after the youngster jumped into her arms whens she arrived at his party on March 18, 2011.

But Tarala has been found not liable for the injuries Connell, 54, sustained, according to CBS.

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In the suit, Connell, a human resources manager, described her nephew in court as ‘very loving’ and ‘sensitive’ towards her, but told Judge Edward Stodolink that the youngster should be held accountable for his behavior.

Sean looked ‘confused’ as he sat in the Superior Court in Bridgeport alongside his father Michael, according to the Connecticut Post.

The boy’s mother, Lisa, died last year.

The court heard that Sean had just received a red bicycle for his birthday and was riding it when Connell arrived at the home in Westport.

According to her testimony, Connell claimed that Sean got excited when he saw her and shouted: ‘”Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen”. All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled on to the ground, I remember him shouting, “Auntie Jen I love you,” and there he was flying at me.’

Connell told the court that she realized she had been injured but did not want to raise the matter at the time because she did not want to ruin his birthday celebration.

However, she said the injury had had a massive impact on her life.

She said: ‘I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult. And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan. I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.’

Oh, what a poor Manhattanite, she couldn’t hold up her hors d’oeuvre plate, how horrifying. Meanwhile, hopefully the father of this child never lets this creature near his son ever again.

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