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Once Again, Just How Foolish Have We Become?

Todd0611
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10/13/2015 5:23:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2015 4:39:34 PM, dhardage wrote:
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Idiocy, suing a child for being a child. Whatever happened to an adult being an adult?

Can you say AFLAC? Frivolous lawsuit by money grabbing self absorbed lady. Family, accident, I'm sure she won't be invited to anymore birthday parties. That's about as low as you can get, where she lives sounds expensive, probably needs the money for new clothes. You'd think the judge wouldn't waste his time, and ask them to settle the matter outside the court. People like her disgust me.
Wylted
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10/14/2015 8:53:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
That woman did nothing wrong in this circumstance. Stop reacting to headlines and actually research these stories.
Wylted
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10/14/2015 9:08:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The media just wants a headline and social media just likes to jump on things without looking into them.

From heavy.com:

"The six-person jury unanimously ruled against Connell, according to court records.

Sean Tarala, now 12, is the only defendant named in the lawsuit. He was in court on Monday, along with his father, Michael, and "appeared confused," according to the Connecticut Post.

According to the Connecticut Post, she pleaded with judicial marshals to escort her through her carry through a "throng" of media. She ignored requests for comment.

Sean was not in court on Tuesday.

"He"s a great kid, he"s got nothing to do with this," his attorney, Thomas Noniewicz, told the New York Daily News. "Kids will be kids. He was an 8-year-old boy being an 8-year-old boy"Sean was not negligent."

Jurors told reporters outside court that they could not find Sean liable.

While Connell did not speak to the media outside of court, but later told her side of the story to CNN. She said that the outrage against her on the internet, with some calling her the worst aunt in the world, is misguided. She said Connecticut law requires an individual, not an insurance company, be named as a defendant in a law suit.

"This was meant to be a simple homeowners insurance case," she told CNN. "Connecticut law is such that I was advised by counsel that this is the way a suit is meant to be worded."

Connell said, "I adore this child. I would never want to hurt him. He would never want to hurt me," adding that she took him shopping for his Halloween costume a few weeks ago.

"It"s amazing the power that the internet has that something can go viral, completely out of context," she told CNN. "I"m certainly not trying to retire to some villa in the south of France. I"m simply trying to pay off my medical bills."

Her attorney released a statement to FOX CT:

From the start, this was a case was about one thing: getting medical bills paid by homeowner"s insurance. Our client was never looking for money from her nephew or his family. It was about the insurance industry and being forced to sue to get medical bills paid. She suffered a horrific injury. She had two surgeries and is potentially facing a third. Prior to the trial, the insurance company offered her one dollar. Unfortunately, due to Connecticut law, the homeowner"s insurance company could not be identified as the defendant.

Our client was very reluctant to pursue this case, but in the end she had no choice but to sue the minor defendant directly to get her bills paid. She didn"t want to do this anymore than anyone else would. But her hand was forced by the insurance company. We are disappointed in the outcome, but we understand the verdict. Our client is being attacked on social media. Our client has been through enough." http://heavy.com...