Would you ever sue someone for hugging you?
How about suing a family member for hugging you too tight? No?
Well, this lady just did. Jennifer Connell sued her 12-year-old nephew for… wait for it… $127,000 for hugging her too hard and breaking her wrist in the process. Yes, she wants to sue her nephew for hugging her too hard.
Also, did I mention the incident occurred 4 years ago on his 8th birthday party, in March 2011?
Her law suit said,
The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable 8-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.
Yes, an 8-year-old should have known better than be excited about meeting his aunt. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous looking 8-year-old kids.
She remembers the horrible incident and stated,
I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.
She didn’t want to bring it up then because it would take away all the attention from his birthday party. Very considerate, Aunt Jen.
She talked about problems she faced due to the injury,
I live in Manhattan, in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult,
And my favourite,
I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.
How horrible. For those who don’t know this is what an hors d’oeuvre plate looks like.
Wow! Seems really heavy.
It took the panel 25 minutes to rule in the child’s favour leaving the aunt with nothing.
The original version of this post can be found here.