Family feud

Manhattan woman loses lawsuit against 12-year-old nephew who broke her wrist with a hug

Jennifer Connell / Facebook via NYDN

A Connecticut jury took 25 minutes to decide that a 12-year-old boy is not at fault for allegedly breaking his aunt’s wrist with an over-zealous hug. Jennifer Connell had sued Sean Tarala for $127, 000, claiming that the incident — which went down at the boy’s eighth birthday party — made it difficult to climb the stairs to her apartment in New York’s Upper East side. Connell also asserted that she was unable to comfortably hold her hors d’oeuvres plate at a recent party, a plight that would surely make any reasonable person weep with pity. Nevertheless, the court found that Tarala (whose mother, incidentally, died last year) was not guilty of loving his aunt too much.

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