Jury rules boy not liable for injuring aunt

Jennifer Connell filed a lawsuit against her nephew in 2011 after she said she was injured when he jumped into her arms.

Jennifer Connell filed a lawsuit against her nephew in 2011 after she said she was injured when he jumped into her arms. (10/13/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A New York City woman walked away from Fairfield County Courthouse empty-handed Tuesday after losing a lawsuit against her 12-year-old nephew from Westport.

Jennifer Connell, 54, filed a lawsuit against her nephew, Sean Tarala, after she said she was injured when he jumped into her arms at a party in 2011. Connell said she suffered a broken wrist, claiming her injuries made it difficult to do routine things such as walking up the stairs to her apartment or holding food.

Connell was seeking $127,000 in the case.

Some jurors said they felt the case was just a matter of a young boy excited to see his aunt.

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