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    Default Woman, unable to eat hors d'oeuvres, sues nephew

    8-year-old Westport boy on trial for exuberance

    By Daniel Tepfer

    Updated 5:37 pm, Monday, October 12, 2015


    BRIDGEPORT — New York woman wants a jury to hold her 8-year-old nephew accountable for his youthful exuberance during his birthday party.
    Jennifer Connell claims the boy, Sean Tarala of Westport, acted unreasonable when he leaped into her arms, causing her to fall on the ground and break her wrist four years ago. This week Connell is asking a six-member Superior Court jury to find the boy liable for his actions.


    She is seeking $127,000 from the boy, who she described as always being “very loving, sensitive,” toward her. The boy is the only defendant in the case.
    In court Friday, the boy, now 12 years old, appeared confused as he sat with his father, Michael Tarala, in the Main Street courtroom. The boy’s mother, Lisa Tarala, died last year.
    On the witness stand before Judge Edward Stodolink, the 54-year-old Connell, a human resources manager in Manhattan, testified she loves Sean but believes he should be held accountable for her injury.


    On March 18, 2011, Connell, who has no children of her own, arrived at the Tarala home at 25 Woods Grove Road to attend Sean’s birthday party.
    The boy had gotten his first two-wheeler for his birthday, and was joyfully riding the bright-red bike around and around the home, according to testimony.
    But when he spotted Connell, he dropped the new bicycle on the ground, exclaiming, “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 of her encounter with the 50-pound boy. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.”
    Although hurt, Connell said, she didn’t complain to the boy at the time.
    “It was his birthday party and I didn’t want to upset him,” she told the jury.
    But, Connell continued, her life was turned upside down as a result of the injury.


    “The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight years 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,” the lawsuit claims.

    “I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult,” she said. “And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan.”

    And then there is the damage the injury has done to Connell’s social life.

    “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she said.

    “The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight years 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,” the lawsuit claims.

    source: 8-year-old Westport boy on trial for exuberance - Westport News

    Fuck you, Auntie Jen.

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    I'm shocked that this isn't an onion article.
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    After his mother died last year. Nice.
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    Aunt Jen is a real glum cunt.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

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    how does this woman keep getting invited to parties?

    and how was this lawsuit not tossed out on summary judgment?
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    He's 8, he can't be held financially liable, only his parents can. I'm thinking the boy's family didn't hire an attorney thinking this was a joke or something because this should have been dismissed as soon as it was filed.

    ETA: I just looked up NY law. Since he's under 10, even his parents can't be held financially responsible. I don't understand why the judge doesn't just enter a sua sponte order.


    The Basics of New York’s Parental Responsibility Law

    New York’s Parental Responsibility Law can be found at N.Y. General Obligations Law 3-112.

    Under this statute, parents and legal guardians are only responsible for the actions of their minor children. New York, like most states, sets the age of majority at 18. However, New York’s Parental Responsibility Law also says a child must be over the age of 10 for parents to be held responsible for the child’s actions. So keep in mind that this law only applies if a minor child is over 10, and less than 18, years old.

    Under
    N.Y. General Obligations Law 3-112, parents and legal guardians who have custody of a minor child can be held responsible for the actions of that child. If, however, the State, Social Services Department, or a foster parent has custody of a minor, they will not be responsible under 3-112.
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    I think it was pretty classy that she waited a year after his mom died to sue him.

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    Lonely bitches be mad!!
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    Oh god is this my future? If I find out she has numerous cats I'm throwing myself out a window.

    and what does living on the third floor have to do with a broken wrist? Does she walk on her hands? No wonder she gets invited to a lot of parties.
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    Oh noo, bitch can't hold her precious hors d'oeuvre plates anymore = social life over!! I want to call her names but can't find one strong enough to match what I really think of her. With family like that, that poor kid doesn't need enemies.
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    Aunt loses lawsuit against her 8-year-old nephew

    By Daniel Tepfer
    Updated 3:25 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2015


    BRIDGEPORT - A Superior Court jury deliberated about 20 minutes Tuesday before ruling a New York woman is entitled to no money in her lawsuit against her 8-year-old nephew.
    In a case that has suddenly burst onto the national news scene, a jury begins deliberating this afternoon whether told hold a Westport 12-year-old responsible for breaking his aunt’s wrist when he jumped into her arms during his birthday party four years ago.
    Sean Tarala was a “loving, sensitive,” 8-year-old according to the testimony of his aunt, Jennifer Connell, when she said he leaped in her arms crying “Auntie Jen,” on March 18, 2011.
    But now Connell, a 54-year-old human resources manager from New York City, is asking a Superior Court jury to order the boy to pay her $127,000 for breaking her left wrist in his exuberance.
    Connell showed no emotion as the verdict was announced but later pleaded with judicial marshals to escort her to her car through a throng of media waiting outside the Main Street courthouse.
    She ignored shouts for comments as the marshals led her away.
    Aunt loses lawsuit against her 8-year-old nephew - Connecticut Post

    The next family gathering is going to be awkward.

    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I think it was pretty classy that she waited a year after his mom died to sue him.
    Maybe that's how long it took for the dead mother's life insurance to pay?

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    Good. I still don't understand why the judge didn't just throw it out and why the jury even took 20 damn minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Good. I still don't understand why the judge didn't just throw it out and why the jury even took 20 damn minutes.

    Damn girl, can't the jury at least get a potty break and finish their coffee without you getting on their ass?
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    So, is this the dad's sister or the dead mom's? Or is she the spouse of an uncle or something? Holidays have to be real interesting with this family, what with Aunt Jen not being able to hold a gravy boat and all

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    Good thing a Labrador Retriever didn't jump her.

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