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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: liteonit6969
The only thing I can say is that this woman is PATHETIC, maybe the kid's parents are well off and she has gotten evil eye'd greedy but what way to treat her little nepphew.
I am tempted to link a video of a laughing judge but hey unfortunatly idiot's like this woman are way too common in the world not just her home nation.
I'm certain this will amount to nothing and the real story is not what is printed. But that's modern journalism.
I guess you have to start by asking 'why' this is newsworthy.
Because how can an 8 year old be sued for 'negligence and carelessness'? He can't.
originally posted by: and14263
There's more to this story than what you read. It's one of those stories designed to get people talking and voicing their opinion, it buys the readership into the newspaper/website and keeps them coming back. It's not in the news because it is newsworthy, it's in the news to get people riled up and talking about it.
I'm certain this will amount to nothing and the real story is not what is printed. But that's modern journalism. Don't fall for it. Don't discuss it. Don't let it anger you. Let it teach you about the ways the media works though.
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.
Jennifer Connell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com