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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 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 To Appeal To Conn. Lawmakers For Right To Sue State Over Chimp Attack

Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous animal. But a state commissioner last year dismissed Nash’s request for permission to sue the state government for $150 million.

03/19/2014

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