Charla Nash, right, eats a banana with help from her daughter Briana Nash as her attorney's Charles Willinger, second from left, and Matthew Newman, left, address Connecticut legislators at a public ... more 
Charla Nash, right, eats a banana with help from her daughter Briana Nash as her attorney's Charles Willinger, second from left, and Matthew Newman, left, address Connecticut legislators at a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Nash who was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee in 2009 is making a personal plea to allow her to sue the state for $150 million in damages. The panel is considering a bill that would override the June decision by the State Claims Commissioner, who dismissed Nash's initial request for permission to sue. The state generally is immune from lawsuits, unless allowed by the claims commissioner. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Hill
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 3:12 PM EDT