Niece Trashes Her Expensive Coat, She Files An Insurance Claim And Threatens To Sue Niece, Wonders If She Is The Jerk

Woman walking in expensive coat
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The old saying goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and that certainly holds true for humans. But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to teach people, especially if they are close to us and we love them. At times, however, it is difficult to get through to people, especially when they are young and have a rebellious streak.

Sometimes, there is a clear way to teach them a lesson and show them that their actions have consequences, but other times, it is more complicated. This one Reddit user decided to share the way in which she tried to teach her niece a lesson, but the situation got out of hand.

She ended up threatening that she will file a lawsuit against the teen, which was not her original intention. The OP wanted to teach her niece a lesson without involving the police, but things got out of hand.

Read about this insane and viral thread below.

A family files an insurance claim and sues their niece for trashing a coat. Is this the right thing to do?

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Family takes legal action against niece for trashing aunt's coat 👀

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Aunt's coat trashed, she threatens to take legal action and wonders if she is the jerk

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Husband steps in, says he will take of it 💪

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Aunt threatens to take legal action against niece for trashing her coat

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Family threatens to take legal action after niece's "prank" damages coat

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Family files insurance claim and contemplates legal action against niece for trashing aunt's coat

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Family seeks revenge after niece damages coat, but the aunt is wondering if she is in the wrong

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Family almost takes legal action against niece for destroying aunt's coat and wonders if they're the jerk

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Niece's car is to be sold to pay off the aunt's insurance claim, further punished with grounding.

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Is the family wrong for suing the niece over a coat?

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Family drama 🤦‍♀️🤬 A niece's prank has serious consequences 🤔

When a family's niece pulled a prank, they were forced to take her to court in order to receive compensation. After the original post was shared, the husband stepped in and talked with his brother-in-law. The brother-in-law was not aware of the situation and was angry with his niece and the sister's response.

In order to compensate for the prank, the niece was grounded for the rest of the school year and her car was sold to get the money for the family. Despite the family’s efforts to come to a resolution, it was a situation that could have been avoided.

As the situation is now resolved, we can now turn our attention to the comments and reactions from Reddit users.

Niece gets fair punishment ✅

Dipping_My_Toes | Dipping_My_Toes

The 🤝 between the BIL and husband leads to a 🤝 resolution!

LadyCass79 | LadyCass79

Family drama 🤦‍♀️🤔

Sunshinehappyfeet | Sunshinehappyfeet

Niece trashes Aunt's coat 👀

Naive-Mechanic4683 | Naive-Mechanic4683

😤The audacity!🤦‍♀️

MK_King69 | MK_King69

Family almost takes legal action 😡

FlyGuy1922 | FlyGuy1922

🤔 Husband steps in!

journeyintopressure | journeyintopressure

👎🏼 Niece gets 🤬 for prank 🎥

Turbulent_Message637 | Turbulent_Message637

Is this story BORU-worthy? 😮

Yogesh11235 | Yogesh11235

😒 What happened when she “f***** around”?

DeCisse | DeCisse

Family drama and 🤔🤔🤔

Im_your_life | Im_your_life

🤔 Prank gone wrong?

PokerQuilter | PokerQuilter

🤔 Consequences of actions

Vegetable-Soup99 | Vegetable-Soup99

The 👰🏻 aunt's 🧥 coat drama 😲

popcap200 | popcap200

Teen trashes aunt's coat 😱

tipyourwaitresstoo | tipyourwaitresstoo

A 27F's search for 💰🤩

Intelligent-Jelly419 | Intelligent-Jelly419

🤯 An accidental breakage vs an intentional one.

SeanyDay | SeanyDay

Home insurance agent gives advice

propernice | propernice

Family's financial 🤔 and a 16-year-old's car 🚘

0bsessions324 | 0bsessions324

👏🏻 Wise decisions made!

OrcEight | OrcEight

Rich vs poor: who's the a-hole?

syboor | syboor

🤔 Is an apology enough?

MargoKittyLit | MargoKittyLit

👏Niece takes accountability

DebianDoesDallas | DebianDoesDallas

Is the niece 🤔 or the family the jerk?

LingonberryPrior6896 | LingonberryPrior6896

Husband and BIL praised 👍

TheRebelArsenal | TheRebelArsenal

Replacing an irreplaceable coat 🧥

bklynsnow | bklynsnow

Is a 'phone only' feature phone 📱enough punishment?

CanadianJediCouncil | CanadianJediCouncil

A father teaching his daughter a lesson 🤔

BigBoiBriggs | BigBoiBriggs

BIL did the right thing 🤝

RevenueNo9164 | RevenueNo9164

Family drama 🤦🏻‍♀️

knitlikeaboss | knitlikeaboss

Lessons learned in the end 🤔

NidorinoBeano | NidorinoBeano

The niece's thoughts? 😳

Yogi-and-BooBoo | Yogi-and-BooBoo

A lesson in consequence!

Delicious_Wish8712 | Delicious_Wish8712

👏 Husband praised 👏

littlebitfunny21 | littlebitfunny21

💡Niece learns a lesson from a costly mistake?

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👀 Insurance Nonsense 😒

ConsumedNiceness | ConsumedNiceness

Teen trashes $20k coat 🤯

TimidTurkey_321 | TimidTurkey_321

Family sues niece for 🤦‍♂️

XiXyness | XiXyness

Holding someone accountable 🤔

ThrillaTortilla | ThrillaTortilla

Standing together in 💪🏼

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

Family takes extreme measures 🤔

Bright_Ad_3690 | Bright_Ad_3690

🤔 Consequences of entitlement?

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Niece pranks aunt by 🎈🎨, but aunt takes revenge 🤔

TheVirtuousFantine | TheVirtuousFantine

Good parenting👍

BoudicaTheArtist | BoudicaTheArtist

Family drama: 😕

feloniusmyoldfriend | feloniusmyoldfriend

The niece had a 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️laugh, but there was a resolution!

Lori8472 | Lori8472

Logical punishment for 🤔 niece 👊

theambears | theambears

Aunt teaches niece a lesson 🤔

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🤔 Is suing family over a coat worth it?

Tarhisie | Tarhisie

Paying the 🤡 prankster tax!

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🤔 A $20,000 coat... 🤔

Grizlatron | Grizlatron