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    Manhattan woman suffering debilitating injury refused insurance claim.

    New York woman sues 12-year-old nephew over hug that broke her wrist
    Human resources manager Jennifer Connell claims nephew acted unreasonably when he leapt into her arms to welcome her to his eighth birthday party
    Jennifer Connell testified that the wrist injury had made her life ‘very difficult’.
    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.

    •Woman who sued nephew over wrist-breaking hug receives zero damages

    She is seeking $127,000 in damages from the boy, whose mother died last year. 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, whom she described as always being “very loving, sensitive” toward her.

    He had been riding his first two-wheeled bicycle – which was bright red, according to testimony – around his home. When Connell arrived, he dropped it. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you!’ and there he was flying at me,” Connell reportedly testified.

    Of the damage done, Connell testified that she did not complain at the time, but she said her life had been “very difficult” since the injury because of “how crowded it is in Manhattan”. “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she reportedly said.
    How terrible it must be to have difficulty holding ones hors d'ouvre plate.


    Aunt receives zero damages from suit over nephew's wrist-breaking hug | US news | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    Human resources manager
    can take the B ark from Golgafrincham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    She is seeking $127,000 in damages from the boy
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    “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,”
    This cannot be true!

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    I'd like to temporarily suspend my policy of not hitting women and non-violence in general to slap some sense into this silly bint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I'd like to temporarily suspend my policy of not hitting women and non-violence in general to slap some sense into this silly bint.
    Have some compassion man, the woman has difficulty holding her hors d'oeuvre plate at cocktail parties for crying out loud.

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    You know what you're right. I should have thought of that.

    I'll wait until someone holds it for her.

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    Sounds like an Onion spoof to me.

    Although horses' douvrys are renowned to be pretty heavy.

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    This stupid bint just keeps digging the hole deeper for herself:

    Jennifer Connell says insurance law forced her to sue her nephew

    9:48 AM Thursday Oct 15, 2015


    Jennifer Connell claimed her nephew left her with life-altering injuries. Photo / Facebook

    The woman who attempted to sue her 12-year-old nephew for US$127,000 ($191,000) in damages for breaking her wrist at his eighth birthday party has explained herself.

    Jennifer Connell responded to online abuse that she is the world's worst aunt, saying insurance law forced her to take her nephew to court.

    She said she broke her wrist when her nephew jumped into her arms, causing her to fall. However, a jury dismissed her claim.

    Ms Connell's lawyer said her nephew's parents' insurance company offered her $1 to cover medical bills for the damage to her wrist.

    "From the start, this was a case ... about one thing: Getting medical bills paid by homeowner's insurance. Our client was never looking for money from her nephew or his family," her law firm said.

    At the trial, Ms Connell, from New York, told the jury that although she loved her nephew Sean she believed he should be held accountable for her injury.

    She said that her nephew had become excited on seeing her at the party in Westport, Connecticut, in 2011. "All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground. I remember him shouting, 'Auntie Jen I love you,' and there he was flying at me."

    She said that although she was hurt, she did not say anything. "It was his birthday party and I didn't want to upset him."

    But the injury later caused her problems, 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."

    She added: "I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate."

    Her lawsuit claimed: "The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight year 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."

    Experts in US insurance law agreed that state law required injury claimants to sue the parties responsible.

    Peter Kochenburger, of the University of Connecticut School of Law, said: "In Connecticut and most states, if you have a claim against someone for negligence, you sue that individual, not the insurance company."

    - nzherald.co.nz
    A 'reasonable eight year old under the same circumstances'?? Eight year olds aren't reasonable, they're kids for fucks sake.

    And if it really was only about the medical bills and not getting money from her nephew's family then I'd like to see the hospital/ER/doctor she visited that charged USD127,000 to diagnose and treat a fucking broken wrist!

    Was the cast made of solid-fucking-gold?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Sounds like an Onion spoof to me.
    Well, it is a US-suit, so quite real

    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    And if it really was only about the medical bills and not getting money from her nephew's family then I'd like to see the hospital/ER/doctor she visited that charged USD127,000 to diagnose and treat a fucking broken wrist!
    I'd agree - despite the massive costs of healthcare in the US this seems a tad excessive . . .

    Many years ago I was at a Lucent meeting in Chicago - caught the flu and was sent to the hospital to get meds and checked out . . . Received the bill: USD$800

    Did I pay or let them chase me back to Australia?


    So, the medical costs I an understand, but the following just boggles the mind:
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    But the injury later caused her problems, 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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    I'd agree - despite the massive costs of healthcare in the US this seems a tad excessive . . .
    unless of course the gambit is to get the insurance company to settle the actual bills before it goes to court

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