A woman who filed a lawsuit against her 12-year-old nephew for an "unreasonable hug" will receive nothing in damages.
Jennifer Connell complained she found it "difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate" at events after breaking her wrist four years ago when Sean Tarala jumped into her arms at his birthday party.
The lawsuit asked the jury to find the boy had acted "unreasonably".
Instead it took them just 20 minutes to dismiss her claim for $127,000 (£83,000) in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The incident in question resulted her falling to the ground causing an injury she claimed had plagued her ever since.
She said: "I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground.
"I remember him shouting, 'Auntie Jen, I love you,' and there he was flying at me.
"I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.
She added: "“I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up, so it has been very difficult. And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan."
According to local reports, Sean - whose mother died last year - was in court "looking confused" .
Nora Freeman Engstrom, a professor at Stanford Law School, told the BBC: "The general rule is: As long as a child is not engaged in an adult activity (and hugging certainly does not qualify), a child must only exercise the care that a reasonable child of the child's actual age, intelligence, and experience would exercise."
A juror told the New York Daily news: "We just couldn't find him, you know, liable for what happened."
Connell has been torn apart on social media over the incident.
The entire internet wishing Jennifer Connell had broken her neck instead of her wrist. Shameless money grabbing wretch.— Stretch (@StretchyStace) October 13, 2015
@StretchyStace has that woman completely lost her mind? 4 years later when mum dies. How very convenient— Mui Thomas (@mui_thomas) October 13, 2015
Y'know eating hors d'oeuvres is a serious matter; clearly he'll move onto murder if she doesn't set him straight— Louise Steggals (@LouLAMarathon) October 13, 2015
Women sues her orphaned nephew for hugging her too tight. Pretty much the worst person ever. #JenniferConnell— Ross Chmiel (@ross_chmiel) October 13, 2015
#jenniferconnell I would imagine you won't have to worry about discomfort holding your hors d'oeuvres plate at many more parties after this.— The Dooliverse (@TheDooliverse) October 13, 2015
Jennifer Connell, you're worse than Skreli and the lion killer combined. Congrats, you've guaranteed yourself a week of public mockery!— lets get bradical (@brad_schwartz) October 13, 2015
#jenniferconnell has to be the worst human being on earth. Such a disgusting thing to do to your nephew who clearly loved you. Poor kid— Ms.Rose'Se (@msrosese) October 13, 2015