Chimp mauling victim wants to sue state

by Walter Olson on April 24, 2012

A Bridgeport attorney for Charla Nash says the attack could have been avoided had Connecticut been tougher in enforcing its regulations. [WCBS]

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1 John Fembup 04.24.12 at 10:03 am

“A Bridgeport attorney for Charla Nash says the attack could have been avoided had . . . ” [fill in the blank]

For example, fill in with “the victim been on vacation in California that day” or, “the victim chosen to shop that day instead of visiting her friend” or, “the chimp been put to sleep by the owner earlier that day.”

Can counsel’s hypothetical possibly show negligence on the part of the state???

2 Anonymous Attorney 04.24.12 at 2:13 pm

Just as easy to imagine Connecticut facing a lawsuit for denying people the right to own chimps.

3 boblipton 04.24.12 at 3:00 pm

Service chimps. Some people are terrified by bananas.

Bob

4 david7134 04.24.12 at 7:52 pm

I don’t see a problem with this. If the state is going to interject itself into issues of this nature, then they have to assume responsiblity.

5 William Nuesslein 04.25.12 at 11:16 am

Then every person victimized by a felony would have a claim against the State. If a policeman had stopped it, it would have not happened.

6 mojo 04.25.12 at 12:11 pm

Logic has never been the long suit of Legislators.

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