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A Connecticut woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009, on Wednesday was denied a bid to sue the state for up to $150 million to cover her medical expenses.

As reported in Reuters, the state legislature’s judiciary committee voted 35-3 against Charla Nash’s request to sue the state to cover injuries she suffered when the 200-pound chimpanzee mauled her. The attack occurred while she was visiting the home of her friend and employer, who owned the animal.

Legislators voted to uphold the state’s sovereign immunity, which protects it from lawsuits.

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