The link above is a 2-minute extract from a recent Radio 5 interview with Connecticut Post reporter John Burgeson. The report concerned a civil case taken out by an aunt against her 12 year old nephew...
4 years ago the young boy had been at a party with his aunt & had jumped up to hug her. The aunt had sued him for “acting unreasonably” & causing her injuries:
The aunt claimed that injuries sustained in the accident had a profound effect on her life and that she was at a party recently where it was was “difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate”.
The jury was in the jury room for just 5 minutes. They returned with a “not guilty” verdict.
--------- Alex Kemp