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Connecticut woman disfigured in chimp attack can’t sue state

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 22:43:46-04

Connecticut woman disfigured in chimp attack can’t sue state

Charla Nash wanted $150 million.

She claimed that officials knew the animal was dangerous, but didn’t do anything about it.

Connecticut argued that at the time of the attack, the law allowed private ownership of primates.

Nash was mauled in 2009.

She lost her eyesight, lips, nose, and hands.

She did get $4 million from the estate of the chimp owner, who died a year later.