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Connecticut To Be Sued In Chimp Attack Case

HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Connecticut's laws regarding primates as pets are back in the spotlight.


WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Attorney Charles Willinger says the law regulating large animals as pets has been on the books in Connecticut for decades, but the problem is it was never enforced for the pet chimpanzee who mauled his client, Charla Nash.

"In terms of my client, obviously, it's a little bit too little too late," says Willinger.

Willinger is preparing a $150 million lawsuit on behalf of Nash to cover her mounting medical and health care bills.

Asked if Nash may be preparing for a face transplant, Willinger would only say that it's something they're looking into.

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection is holding a hearing on the issue tonight at 6 p.m. at DEP Headquarters at 79 Elm Street, Hartford. More details HERE.

What do you think of the proposed lawsuit? Is it right or an effort to cash in? Sound off in the comments section.

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