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Settlement in Chimp Attack Lawsuit



    Settlement in Chimp Attack Lawsuit
    Charla Nash attended a hearing on Friday about her plans to file a suit against the state of Connecticut.

    Lawyers for Charla Nash, a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in Stamford, have agreed to settle a lawsuit against the estate of the primate's now-dead owner, but there's a dispute over the final details.

    Nash's family filed the lawsuit in 2009 in state Superior Court seeking $50 million in damages from chimp owner Sandra Herold, who died in 2010. Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant after being mauled outside Herold's home in Stamford in February 2009.

    A court document obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday shows lawyers for Nash's family this week accused lawyers for Herold's estate of failing to provide information needed to complete the settlement. Details of the deal weren't available.

    Lawyers in the case didn't immediately return messages Thursday.

    Nash Continues Fight

    [HAR] Nash Continues Fight
    Chimp attack victim Charla Nash and her attorneys were in Hartford trying to convince a judge that her suit against the state should continue.
    (Published Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012)