BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury has rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.
New York City resident Jennifer Connell claimed the Westport boy acted unreasonably when he leaped into her arms at his 8th-birthday party. She sued in Bridgeport Superior Court for $127,000.
The Connecticut Post reports that the six-member jury found Tuesday that the boy was not liable.
The 54-year-old Connell had argued the boy caused her to fall to the ground and break her wrist. She testified she loves her nephew but thinks he should be held accountable.
Aong with her injuries, her social life has allegedly taken a tumble as well, PIX 11 reports.
“I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she allegedly said in court.
According to PIX 11, the boy and his father appeared in court, and both seemed confused throughout the proceedings.
The boy lost his mother last year, PIX 11 reports.