Aunt Sues Her Nephew

Aunt Sues Her Nephew


WARNING: Don’t Hug Your Relatives! Aunt Sues Her Nephew 

Well maybe not your relatives persae… Just don’t hug Jennifer Connell.

Connell is the woman suing her 12 year old nephew for $127,000 after his hug sent them both tumbling to the ground resulting in her breaking her wrist nearly four years ago.

Unfortunately for Connell, last Friday a Connecticut judge ruled that she was in fact not entitled to any money from the alleged fall.

The six-member jury in Bridgeport deliberated for about 20 minutes before reaching its decision, the Connecticut Post reported…

So it didn’t take long to decide that this aunt was not going to leave a very good Christmas present come the holidays…

On Friday, Connell had testified against Sean Tarala, who was accompanied to the hearing by his father…

The little boy appeared confused according to the local newspaper who attended the hearing.

The boy’s mother died last so this new seemingly stressful situation didn’t seem to help the healing…

The 54-year-old Connell told the court “she loved her nephew, but that he should be held responsible in the case.”

The lawsuit alleged the minor child’s “negligence and carelessness” resulted in the Connell’s injuries and subsequent losses….

No… Really stay with us… this case is actually real…

The hug occurred March 18, 2011, when Connell showed up at the Taralas’ Westport home for the boy’s birthday party.  Sean, then 8, was riding his brand-new bicycle when he noticed his aunt.

He ran toward her, enthusiastically shouting, “Auntie Jen, I love you,” according to court testimony…

Connell’s 50-pound nephew jumped into her arms, sending the two tumbling to the ground, she testified.

The fall injured her, but “it was his birthday party and I didn’t want to upset him,” she said, according to the newspaper…

Connell described her life in a third-floor Upper East Side walk-up as being “very difficult” since that day.

She claimed her social life has taken a serious hit as well…

Wait for this next line…

“I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” Connell said.

The lawsuit stated that “a reasonable eight years(sic) old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant to the plaintiff could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff.”

As the verdict against her was read, Connell reportedly showed no emotion inside the courtroom…

Although the world is filled with many lawsuits on a daily basis, this one seemed to be a little more cruel and dare we say…A waste of time?

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