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Chimpanzee Attack

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Connecticut House: Woman Can’t Sue State Over Chimpanzee Attack

The Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.

04/29/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Conn. Lawmakers Deny Chimp Attack Victim’s Appeal To Sue State For $150 Million

The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.

04/02/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Some Conn. State Lawmakers Have Doubts About Letting Chimp Attack Victim Sue

Some Connecticut lawmakers have expressed doubts about giving a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 the right to sue the state for $150 million.

03/22/2014

Charla Nash speaks with reporters on March 21, 2014. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Chimp Attack Victim Asks Again For Right To Sue State For $150M

A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.

03/21/2014

Charla Nash on Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash Continues Effort To Sue State Over 2009 Chimpanzee Mauling

Charla Nash is appealing the ruling by the state’s Claims Commissioner who refused to waive the state’s immunity in the case. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee will hear the issue to decide whether to pass a bill that would reverse the state’s decision to maintain immunity.

01/13/2014

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash, Victim Of 2009 Chimpanzee Attack, Tries Again To Sue Conn. For $150M

In February 2009, Sandra Herold’s 200-pound pet chimp Travis attacked Nash as she was trying to lure it back into Herold’s house. It ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands. The attack left her blinded.

07/03/2013