Federal legislation supported by a Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack, making it harder to keep primates as pets, has cleared a U.S. Senate committee.
A woman disfigured by a chimpanzee attack in Connecticut is visiting Washington this week to urge the passage of new federal restrictions on the sale of primates as pets.
The Connecticut House of Representatives has sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.
The Connecticut woman mauled by a friend’s chimpanzee in 2009 is making a last-ditch appeal to legislators in her bid to sue the state for $150 million, saying the attack has left her so her reliant on others that she feels like she is locked in a cage.
A former Stamford woman disfigured by a friend’s chimpanzee in 2009 has appealed a decision denying her permission to sue the state for $150 million.
.By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A woman disfigured by a friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009 plans to appeal a decision denying her permission to sue the state for $150 million […]
A Connecticut woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack was denied permission Friday to sue the state for $150 million.
awyers for a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in Connecticut have agreed to settle a lawsuit against the estate of the primate’s now-dead owner, but there’s a dispute over the final details, according to court documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
Lawyers for a Connecticut woman severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack have filed papers accusing state officials of failing to seize the primate despite a staff member’s warning that it was dangerous before the mauling.
A woman mauled by a chimpanzee should not be allowed to sue the state, because taxpayers should not be held financially liable for injuries inflicted by a privately owned animal, a Connecticut official said.