New York woman sues 12-year-old nephew over hug (when he was eight) that broke her wrist

Our thanks to Mark for this. From the article:

A Manhattan human resources manager is suing her 12-year-old nephew for leaping into her arms when he welcomed her to his eighth birthday party.

The aunt, Jennifer Connell, claims her nephew acted unreasonably when his exuberant greeting caused her to fall and break her wrist in 2011, the Westport News reported from the courthouse on Monday.

She is seeking $127,000 in damages from the boy, whose mother died last year. [My emphasis] Westport News also reported that the 12-year-old appeared confused as he sat in the courtroom with his father. Connell reportedly testified that she loves her nephew, [what damages sum would she have sought if she hated him?] whom she described as always being “very loving, sensitive” toward her.

Now for the good news. The jury took 25 minutes to award her zero damages – here. From this article:

The aunt, who was seeking $127,000 in damages, told the court that she had found it “difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate” at a recent party.

4 thoughts on “New York woman sues 12-year-old nephew over hug (when he was eight) that broke her wrist

  1. the question is why on earth did the judge not throw out this case?
    Numerous cases where men and fathers demand legitimte equality are routinely ‘thrown out’ by judges and when a woman sues a child for unintended mishap,that is taken seriously.
    I am ceetain that this case could never reach the courtroom in a non western culture.
    The endless pandering to women in western countries is not only unreasonable but becoming quite distasteful these days.I think it would be good to start teaching children at kindergarten level that girls do not always have to walk first,sit first,etc…Likewise,similar attitudes need to be introduced into workplaces and schools.
    Because what we have now is not a democracy,but genderocracy.

  2. A lack of stable hors d’oeuvres can be so debilitating. Shrimp in particular. Seriously though, I am assuming that the jury took twenty-four of the twenty-five minutes to be convinced by court officers that the entire case wasn’t just some monstrous wind-up?

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