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Charla Nash

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  • Chimp Owner, Victim Bear Responsibility

    Not to beat a dead chimpanzee, but letter writer Eric Weingartner's comments are a prime example of the pervasive notion that an individual is not responsible for his or her actions [Aug. 14, "Can't Sue Over Known Dangers"].
  • Can't Sue State Over Known Dangers?

    Once again, the state of Connecticut declares itself to be free of responsibility after its failure to take action was followed by the death of state residents [Aug. 12, Page 1, "Crash Lawsuits Dismissed"]. In the case of Charla Nash, a state...

    7 Years After Couple Was Killed By Falling Tree On Parkway, Family Finally Sues State

     7 Years After Couple Was Killed By Falling Tree On Parkway, Family Finally Sues State
    A 70-foot tree fell on a car driving down the Merritt Parkway in Westport in 2007, killing a husband and wife before the eyes of their 7- and 9-year old sons, who were seated behind them. Now — after a seven-year delay caused largely by the state'...

    Woman maimed in chimp attack loses bid to sue Connecticut

    NEW YORK -- A woman who lost her face and hands in a mauling by a friend's pet chimpanzee has lost her bid to sue the state of Connecticut for damages to pay medical bills, even as legislators expressed sympathy for her plight. The decision Wednesday by...

    Legislators Should Not Allow Chimp Victim To Sue State

    Charla Nash, who suffered grievous, life-altering injuries in a 2009 attack by a chimpanzee, deserves our deepest sympathies. An effort to allow her to file a $150 million lawsuit against the state, however, would overturn long-held precedents and open...