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Can Charla Nash, blinded by a chimp, sue her state for $150 million?
Can Charla Nash, blinded by a chimp, sue her state for $150 million?

A woman who lost her hands, eyesight and parts of her face when she was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee renewed a bid to seek $150 million in damages from the state of Connecticut, asking lawmakers Friday to accept her argument that the state had a duty to seize the allegedly dangerous animal. The state had long known of and even investigated Travis the television-acting chimpanzee in North Stamford, Conn., officials said. But the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection never sought to remove Travis from Sandra Herold’s home before he attacked Charla Nash in 2009. "I'm hoping that I can have a lawsuit that will allow me the means to pay my...

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