Aunt sues nephew for $127,000 over enthusiastic birthday hug

Aunt sues 12 year old nephew over hug

The next time you hug your aunt, be gentle. A rambunctious embrace just might cost you $127,000.

Thankfully, for Sean Tarala, that wasn't the case.

His aunt, Jennifer Connell, brought the 12-year-old to court on Tuesday after she says she sustained injuries after receiving an enthusiastic hug from the boy at his birthday party four years ago, according to The Connecticut Post.

The six-member jury ruled in favor of the boy after deliberating for 20 minutes.

Connell said that she loved her nephew, but wanted the court to hold him liable for the hug that caused her to fall to the ground and break her wrist.

"All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground," Connell reportedly testified, according to The Connecticut Post. "I remember him shouting, 'Auntie Jen I love you,' and there he was flying at me."

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Sean, who was 8 at the time of the incident, appeared in court with his father, Michael Tarala, on Monday. His mother, Lisa, died last year.

The injury has been a continued nuisance for the woman who claimed, "I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate."

Read the full article from The Connecticut Post.