Hearing will determine if Charla Nash can sue Connecticut

7:16 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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Hartford, CT (WTNH/CNN) - A hearing Friday in Hartford, Connecticut could determine whether the victim of a vicious chimpanzee attack can sue the state.

The 2009 attack left Charla Nash severely disfigured and blinded, with her face mangled beyond recognition.

She also lost her hands in the incident.

She's trying to sue the state for $150 million in damages.

Nash's attorneys say the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection failed to seize the animal, despite knowing it was dangerous.

The state has filed a motion to dismiss the claim.

There's no word on when a judge might rule on whether Nash's case can move forward.

WTNH/CNN

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