NYC HR manager sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 over flying hug that broke her wrist

Jennifer Connell says that in 2011, her nephew — then 8, now 12 — jumped off his bike and ran to her, giving her a huge hug and shouting "I love you, Auntie Jen," and that the hug resulted in her breaking her wrist.

She sued her nephew for $127,000 in damages. The nephew, whose mother died last year, is said to be "confused." Connell's lawyer said "We do not take great pleasure in bringing a minor to court. She is not here enjoying a moment of this." Also: "[The nephew] should have known better. We have rules for children. He was not careful. He was unsafe."

The jury did not find in her favor.

Of the damage done, Connell testified that she did not complain at the time, but she said her life had been "very difficult" since the injury because of "how crowded it is in Manhattan". "I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate," she reportedly said.

New York woman sues 12-year-old nephew over hug that broke her wrist
[Nicky Woolf/The Guardian]

Woman who sued nephew over wrist-breaking hug receives zero damages
[Nicky Woolf/The Guardian]