A ‘nefarious’ pasta dispute ended in court last week, after the judge ordered the accused to pay reparations that amount to $100,000. The victim’s attorney claimed that the woman’s injuries are permanent. The two parties have been at war since March 2015.
Pasta Dispute Sent Connecticut Woman to the Emergency Room
Here are the facts in the Constance Koulmey vs. James Sweeney case.
According to court documents, in March 2015, James Sweeney, an attorney, was at Oakville’s Roma’s Ristorante, having lunch with his business partner. Constance Koulmey, a Woodbury resident, was also in the restaurant, preparing to leave.
Based on eyewitness accounts, Sweeney, visibility irritated by his business partner, picked up a bowl of pasta and tossed it toward the man.
Unfortunately for Sweeney’s bank account, his business partner ducked. The bowl of pasta ended up hitting Koulmey in the head, as she was preparing to go out the door.
According to the woman’s claims, as the ball of pasta hit her face, the spicy sauce started dripping down her face and going into her eyes. Apparently, the sensation of having spicy sauce in the eyes was so painful, that Koulmey lost balance and fell, striking her head.
The woman was later taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a severe concussion. However, according to the lawsuit, the concussion was only the tip of the iceberg.
Following the pasta dispute, the woman had to wrestle with throbbing headaches and intense back pains. Her lawyer said that the woman’s injuries are permanent.
In court, Sweeney admitted to throwing the pasta bowl but denied causing Koulmey head injuries. Nevertheless, the jury sided with the victim. As a result, the Connecticut lawyer was found guilty as charged and ordered to pay Mrs. Koulmey $103,000.
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