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Jury Rules Against Aunt Who Sued Westport Boy Over Wrist Broken In Hug

Jennifer Connell
Jennifer Connell Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTPORT, Conn. — An aunt who sued her Westport nephew for $127,000 over a broken wrist suffered an exuberant hug on his birthday four years ago lost her case in court Tuesday, according to the News-Times website .

Jennifer Connell, 54, of New York City testified in Bridgeport court that the injury made it hard for her to hold a plate of hors d’oeuvres, the News-Times reported.

After just 20 minutes, the jury returned with a verdict in favor of the now 12-year-old boy, with one juror saying, “We just didn’t think the boy was negligent,” according to the News-Times.

The injury occurred at a birthday party in March 18, 2011, for the boy, who jumped into his aunt's arms, knocking her to the ground, the story said.

Read the full story here at the News-Times website .

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