Connecticut boy being sued by his aunt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH/AP) —  A woman is suing her 12-year-old nephew in Westport for $127,000 for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.

Jennifer Connell claims her nephew, Sean Tarala, acted unreasonable when he leaped into her arms, causing her to fall on the ground and break her wrist, according to the CT Post.

This week Connell is asking a six-member Superior Court jury to find the boy liable for his actions during his birthday party.  A listed phone number couldn’t be found for the youngster’s father.

The 54-year-old Connell testified she loves her nephew but thinks he should be held accountable. She says when the child jumped she tumbled to the ground as she tried to catch him.

Connell said he hurt her social life, saying “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.” She is seeking $127,000 from Tarala. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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