We do like to have a hate figure, the person we look at and think what a despicable human being and where once was a dentist who lured out a lion and shot it with a bow and arrow, now we have the woman who tried to sue her eight year old nephew for a birthday hug that injured her.
Jennifer Connell, claimed her nephew acted unreasonably when his exuberant greeting caused her to fall and break her wrist in 2011 and claimed £82,000 in damages.
Connell explained: 'He had been riding his first two-wheeled bicycle around his home. When i arrived, he dropped it and ran to me shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you!’ and there he was flying at me'.
She told the court that she had found it 'difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate' at a recent party.
The Connecticut jury took 25 minutes to come to the decision found that the boy was not liable and the Aunt would receive zero damages.
Auntie Jen may not be attending the family Christmas gathering this year but if she does, i wouldn't ask her to hand out the hors d'oeuvres, her wrist hurts a bit apparently.