As I was reading the story below, I thought I must be reading The Onion, only to later see that it's The Guardian instead.
A woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew over a birthday hug that left her with a broken wrist has been awarded zero damages by a Connecticut jury.
... “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you!’ and there he was flying at me,” Connell is quoted as saying in court.
The aunt, who was seeking $127,000 in damages, told the court that she had found it “difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate” at a recent party.
Several questions come to mind:
Is this possible only in America, or can you sue minors for these sort of things in any other country, too?
Can the 12-year-old nephew file a counter action for emotional distress, especially now that he was declared not liable?