Causing consternation is the tale of Upper east side, Nyc woman, Jennifer Connell, 54 who has launched a lawsuit against her 12 year old nephew, after the then 8 year old boy leaped into her arms, breaking her wrist in the process.
According to the woman’s suit, the human resources manager for MRM Worldwide believes the boy, Sean Tarala should have known better than to jump into her arms as a means of welcoming her to his birthday party in 2011, reports ctpost.com
Cried the boy as he lept for joy at the site of his aunt, ‘ I love you aunty’.
But it wasn’t necessarily love on both sides.
The boy’s enthusiasm led to the pair falling to the ground with Connell inadvertently breaking her wrist and since immeasurably changing her quality of life.
The childless aunt tells she now struggles to walk up to her third floor landing of her E73rd residence, along with the terror of not being fully able to participate in holding both her drink and other yummies as they are passed around.
Elaborated the afflicted aunt: ‘I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvres plate’
Making the suit particularly eye opening is the fact that the minor child is the only defendant is the case.
Claims the suit: ‘The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight 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.’
According to the suit, the aunt’s travails started on March 18, 2011 when she arrived at her nephew’s Westport, Connecticut home at 25 Woods Grove Road.
Sean was outside playing with a brand new bike he had received for his birthday. The excited boy dropped his new set of wheels and ran toward his aunt to greet her, shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen.’
‘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 ctpost.com. ‘I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.’
Although hurt, Connell graciously declined letting the boy know of her injuries or the extent of her pain.Until now.
‘It was his birthday party and I didn’t want to upset him,’ she told the jury.
Meanwhile observers noted the boy, whose mother, Lisa Tarala died last year, appearing confused as he sat with his father, Michael Tarala, during Friday morning’s court process.
A family member at the boy’s home declined to comment on the lawsuit.
And then there were these comments on the web that made me wonder, see what you think?
The aunt probably has a huge stack of medical bills and even if she has insurance, there is still the deductible. When she is suing the “boy”, she’s actually suing the home owner insurance to get them to pay her. I’ll bet anything she had a talk with the dad before hand and they agreed to this. This happens every year in every state around the country.
She doesn’t expect the child nor the father to pay, she’s going after the home owner’s insurance. I’m not supporting nor am I condemning her, I’m just pointing out what she’s doing.
Happens all the time, if they find the child negligent the homeowners insurance will have to pay out since it happened on their property. Just ASKING the insurance company to pay out doesn’t always work, a court order changes that.
Boy’s father is probably very rich and I believe there is some sort of undercurrent family dispute going on underneath it all…she’s also a worthless pig…
So Auntie Jen expected to receive something from the estate of his mother when she died a year ago, didn’t and is now suing her nephew.
The judge should throw this frivolous lawsuit out. 4 years to realize you were greatly injured. BS on the whole thing and she should have to pay for the waste of the courts time.
Additional proof that there is a lawyer for every civil action……no matter how contemptible the case
Xmas and thanksgiving should be fun.