Connecticut Woman Mauled by Chimp Hires 2 Lobbyists

March 6, 2012

A Stamford, Conn., woman who was mauled and severely injured by an out-of-control chimpanzee has hired two lobbyists as she waits for a state official to decide if she can sue Connecticut for damages.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group and The Hartford Courant report that Kevin Reynolds and Anthony Householder will represent Charla Nash and her lawyer.

Nash wants to sue the state over allegations it failed in its duty to restrict the ownership of dangerous animals as pets and protect Connecticut residents from harm. Her case is pending with Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr.

Reynolds has represented, CVS Caremark Corp. and Northeast Utilities. He also has been the lawyer for the state Democratic Party.

Householder represented former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd as liaison to the General Assembly and director of community affairs.

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