Ex-Stamford resident Charla Nash, who wants to sue state environmental officials over the injuries she suffered after being mauled by a friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009, is expected to attend an August 10 hearing in Hartford on the matter.
In order for Nash’s suit to proceed she needs the permission of the state’s Claims Commissioner, a politically-appointed position we wrote about earlier this year.
Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance scheduled next week’s hearing so Nash’s legal team, Bridgeport-based Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, and the Attorney General, who wants Nash’s bid to sue rejected, can pitch their cases.
Charles Willinger said Nash barring any health issues will be present.
You don’t have to be an attorney to figure having Nash personally tell Vance about the attack and the injuries to her face and hands is a wise move.