Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm just absolutely shocked that this woman is a human resources manager

Not! (of course). She sounds like a slightly warmer, more humane HR chief than the one at my agency. Excerpts from the Guardian article:
A Manhattan human resources manager is suing her 12-year-old nephew for leaping into her arms when he welcomed her to his eighth birthday party.

The aunt, Jennifer Connell, claims her nephew acted unreasonably when his exuberant greeting caused her to fall and break her wrist in 2011, the Westport News reported from the courthouse on Monday.

She is seeking $127,000 in damages from the boy, whose mother died last year [Smelled a legacy, perhaps? - Paco]. Westport News also reported that the 12-year-old appeared confused as he sat in the courtroom with his father. Connell reportedly testified that she loves her nephew, whom she described as always being “very loving, sensitive” toward her.

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 [Manhattan martyr! - P.]
There's an update to the article which suggests that not all sanity has been drained out of Connecticut: "Aunt receives zero damages from suit over nephew's wrist-breaking hug".

Update: Alex, in the comments, offers some interesting context.


JeffS said...

Yeah, she was likely miffed at not having a share of an estate. And is greedy. And had an unethical attorney.

Poor kid. He doesn't deserve relatives like that. No one does.

rinardman said...

So, what would she have done with the 127k?

Hire someone to go to parties with her, to hold her hors d’oeuvre plate?

Paco said...

R-man: Hey, I could do that!

rinardman said...

Paco: Provided she wasn't a moonbat liberal, going to moonbat liberal parties where you'd have to listen to moonbat liberal spewings the whole time.

And there was a good benefits package.

Deborah said...

What a piece of work! Jeff's theory is probably correct that she didn't get a part of the estate. She probably doesn't get the "shame" part too.

Did anyone else notice the discrepancy in the age of the kid? And all in the same sentence.

Jonah said...

Next she'll sue because she's not invited to any more family gatherings.

Mike_W said...

Good Lord; please smite these bastards mightily, and make the world safe for normal people again.

Paco said...

Deborah: No discrepancy. The woman waited four years to sue the kid.

RebeccaH said...

A Manhattanite, it figures. Unable to hold your own hors d’oeuvre plate at parties, quelle horreur! If I was that dad and kid, I'd make it a point to ignore Aunt Jen at all future family gatherings.

Deborah said...

Thank you for the clarification, Paco.

It took the jury 25 minutes to decide? They sure are slow in the nor' east, or at least Connecticut. Slow like maple syrup in July.

alex said...

She had to sue the kid to get the homeowners insurance company to pay her medical expenses and lost wages. The boys father is her cousin so the boy is her second cousin or cousin twice removed.

The lad's father's insurance company offered her a $1.00 settlement so she had to sue.

In CT, you have to sue the injurious party, which is the kid as you cannot sue the insurance company or the father. Why do you think so many insurance companies are headquartered in CT?

She broke her wrist on March 18, 2011. The lawsuit was filed on Feb 6, 2013. The mother died last year.

She just took the lad out for pizza a few weeks ago so I doubt this changed the family dynamics. ( got this from a different article)


My best friend had a similar thing happen to him about 6/7 years ago. His great aunt was visiting his house a tripped in the shower, busting her hip. She had to sue him to get his homeowners insurance to pay for it and the insurance company lawyers fought it tooth and nail even though he wanted it payed for.

Her lawyer explained the whole thing to him and he was all for suing to get it paid for. She's had complications ever since and has had 3 more surgeries since then although she is still scooting around on it. I don't know the exact cost but I think it was north of $85,000 so far. After the first day of the trial, the insurance company settled with her for an unknown, to me at least, amount. My buddy can't tell me as it would violate a non disclosure they had to sign. He did indirectly say to his wife it was more than $50k and less than $130k.