CNN Charla Nash and Ara Chekmayan

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(FOX 8 News) – Nash filed a claim in November 2009, seeking permission to sue Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for damages.

Chimp Attack Victim denied $150 million lawsuit against state

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(CNN) – A Connecticut woman who had her face destroyed by a friend’s pet chimpanzee was denied permission Friday to sue the state for $150 million, according to the Office of the Claims Commissioner.

Fairfield Citizen: Compensation for chimp attack victim

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Tactical Public Relations helping Charla Nash

When they ran for office, state legislators could never have contemplated a day when their duties included deciding if and how to compensate a resident whose face and hands were destroyed by a friend's chimpanzee.

101 WINS: Ara Chekmayan on the New York public relations scene

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Ara Chekmayan with Mayor Bloomberg at parade
Meanwhile, dapper Ara Chekmayan is a force to be reckoned with on the New York public relations scene. He seems to be everywhere.