Family problems can be bitter, because let’s face it, family does not play by the rules when compared to other people. Take this woman for instance, 54-year-old New Yorker, Jennifer Connell, tried suing her now-12-year old nephew for an incident that happened several years ago in which he hugged her a little too hard, knocked her to the floor — and broke her wrist.
The then-8-year-old was pretty excited to see his aunt at his birthday party in 2011, according to the Connecticut Post. He had just gotten a two-wheel bike that day and was riding it around the home, he was so excited that he ran up to his aunt as soon as he saw her. That’s when things got a little dangerous.
“All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him, and we tumbled onto the ground,” Connell testified, according to the local newspaper. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you!’ And there he was flying at me.”
Wow, all 50 pounds of him. Connell said she didn’t say much to the child at the party, opting to avoid upsetting him on his big day. But since then, life has been hard, the older woman said. Manhattan, where Connell lives, is crowded, and her third-floor walk-up on the Upper East Side poses challenges for her now.
This indescribable plaintiff said, “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” according to the news account. Connell sought $127,000 from Sean for the harm she said she has suffered since he greeted her a little too enthusiastically.
Recently, to no surprise, jury sided with the 12-year-old and she received $0 from the boy and his family.
What is the world coming to where an aunt sues her 12-year-old nephew? What do you think about this?
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