Lady Sues 12-year-old Nephew Who Injured Her When He Jumped Into Her Arms at His 8th Birthday Day
Jennifer Connell (pictured) is suing her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago. True story. According the lawsuit filed in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the 54-year-old says the boy, Sean Tarala, acted unreasonably when he leaped into her arms at his eighth birthday party in March 2011. She told the jury the boy was riding around in his first two-wheeler for his birthday. When he spotted her, the boy dropped the bicycle on the ground, exclaiming, “Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen.” He jumped into her arms. As she tried to catch him, she fell to the ground and broke her wrist. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me," she told the jury. Despite testifying that she loves her nephew and described as always being “very loving, sensitive,” toward her, Jennifer thinks he should be held accountable. Why you ask? Because Sean's actions have affected her social life. She told the court: “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate." Poor thing.
Update: The jury ruled Sean wasn't liable for his actions and awarded Jennifer no money. Shocking! We know! According to watchers inside the courtroom, Jennifer showed no emotion as the verdict was announced and ignored reporters' shouts for comment as the marshals escorted her car.