Chimpanzee Attack Lawsuit

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo,  Charla Nash sits before a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., to determine whether she may sue the state for $150 million in claimed damages. Nash was mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack. On Friday, June 14, 2013, state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., denied permission for Nash to sue the state because at the time of the attack, the law allowed private ownership of the animals. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, Charla Nash sits before a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., to determine whether she may sue the state for $150 million in claimed damages. Nash was mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack. On Friday, June 14, 2013, state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., denied permission for Nash to sue the state because at the time of the attack, the law allowed private ownership of the animals. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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