Monday 19 March 2018

Aunt sues boy for €110k

A WOMAN from New York who sued her nephew for $127,000 (€110,000) for breaking her wrist, after he excitedly leapt at her when she arrived for his eighth birthday party, has has been awarded zero damages. Jennifer Connell (54), a human resources manager, said the boy's joyful reaction left her with lasting injuries which made her life "very difficult" - and she is unable to hold a plate of canapés.

The jury in Connecticut Superior Court decided to award the woman no damages.

'Dead man' dies again

An Indian man who shocked hospital staff when he woke up on an autopsy table just before a post-mortem was about to begin has died, authorities saidyesterday.

On Sunday a hospital doctor in Mumbai mistakenly certified the homeless man as dead after police found him unconscious and suffering from multiple infections.

Just as the autopsy was about to start, hospital staff were shocked when the man started breathing. They later rushed him to intensive care.

Police and doctors pointed the finger of blame at each other for the misdiagnosis but were in agreement yesterday that the man had succumbed to his infections late on Tuesday.

Couple win lotto twice

A COUPLE who were still in shock from winning nearly £150,000 (€202,000) on the EuroMillions Lottery have described how they burst into tears when their dog managed to uncover a second winning ticket for the same draw. Jane and Alan Slater, of the Isle of Wight, had already started making plans for their future with their win after matching five numbers and the lucky star on the draw held on September 29. But a few days later, Mrs Slater' dog Ruby disturbed the second winning ticket for another £150,000, which had been tucked into a catalogue and forgotten.

Plane mayhem

A SINGLE-ENGINE aircraft landed on Interstate 84 in Boise, Idaho, right at the start of rush-hour traffic on Tuesday morning. An Idaho State Police dispatcher said the small craft touched down about 7am on the eastbound lanes. The spot where the plane landed is about a mile west of the Boise Airport. It's not clear if the plane had just left the airport or was trying to get there.

Irish Independent

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