The following summaries are intended to provide quick summaries of some aspects of recent CT legal developments on accident and insurance issues.  Most of these matters were not handled by Jackson O'Keefe, LLP.  The summaries are provided as a news summary only.  The summaries are not comprehensive, and readers are referred to the primary sources for full details.  These summaries are not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney with regard to your situation.



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PREMISES LIABILITY – Superior Court holds that an issue of fact exists as to whether snow removal contractor had and breached obligation to remove snow: 9/19/2017
PERSONAL INJURY – Connecticut Supreme Court affirms $41.75 million verdict arising out of significant injuries to student: 9/19/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Supreme Court affirms governmental immunity application to injury arising out of use of municipal pool:9/19/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds that §13a-149 is exclusive remedy for highway defect claim:9/19/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds that there is no ministerial duty to provide protective equipment during a sporting event: 9/19/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds board immune from liability for injuries sustained by student at school picnic: 9/19/2017
INSURANCE LAW – Plaintiff failed to establish UIM claim based upon alleged unidentified vehicle leaking fluid on roadway:9/19/2017
INSURANCE COVERAGE – Superior Court holds that insured’s failure to attend IME barred further entitlement to medpay benefits: 9/19/2017
INSURANCE COVERAGE – District Court rejects attempt to transform occurrence-based policy into unrestricted claims made policy pursuant to language of endorsement: 9/19/2017
INSURANCE COVERAGE – District Court addresses temporary substitute and permission issues: 9/19/2017
CONTRACTOR’S DUTY TO DEFEND – Superior Court holds that business subject to same standards for defense and indemnification applicable to insurance companies:9/19/2017
Jackson O’Keefe Partner Philip R. Dunn obtains favorable jury verdict:9/19/2017
Jackson O'Keefe Partner Philip R. Dunn obtains favorable jury verdict8/10/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court holds that claims arising from allegedly negligent inspections barred by three-year statute of limitations: 7/10/2017
MOTOR VEHICLE LAW: Superior Court grants summary judgment as to claims with regard to use of cell phone and recklessness: 7/10/2017
MOTOR VEHICLE LAW: Superior Court allows apportionment complaint against plaintiff’s insurer for uninsured motorist claim: 7/10/2017
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court holds that opinion letter from physician insufficient to support malpractice claim against nurses7/10/2017
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court holds that claims against nursing home sounded in ordinary negligence rather than malpractice:7/10/2017
PREMISES LIABILITY: District Court denies summary judgment based on circumstantial evidence that defect had existed for a significant period of time:7/5/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW: District Court dismisses claims arising out of alleged improper video surveillance by police:7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court holds that homeowners policy does not provide coverage to vendor for claims arising out of crumbling foundation:7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court grants summary judgment pursuant to business pursuit exclusion:7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: District Court grants declaratory judgment pursuant to exclusion for home daycare business:7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: District Court denies motion for summary judgment as to Unfair Insurance Practices Act claim: 7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: Connecticut Appellate Court addresses allocation of defense and indemnity costs and pollution exclusion in the context of asbestos litigation:7/5/2017
INSURANCE LAW: Appellate Court finds a duty to defend where complaint could reasonably be construed to assert claim not within scope of exclusion:7/5/2017
CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY: Superior Court holds that lessee is not contractually obligated to “defend” lessor:7/5/2017
LAW FIRM NEWS: Attorney Philip R. Dunn, Jr. obtains withdrawal after jury selection:7/5/2017
Jackson O’Keefe, LLP managing partner Peter K. O’Keefe selected as Vice President of Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce:7/5/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Governmental immunity bars claim for playground injury5/4/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds that police report attached to notice of claim adequately identified defect in street5/4/2017
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INSURANCE LAW – District Court grants insurer’s declaratory judgment with regard to claims arising out of sexual harassment:5/4/2017
INSURANCE LAW – “Advertising” injuries did not include claim for misappropriation of trade secrets:5/4/2017
DEFAMATION & MALICIOUS PROSECUTION – Complaints to police held privileged:5/4/2017
Civil Procedure - Appellate Court affirms summary judgment prior to defendant filing Answer5/4/2017
BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court grants additur where jury does not award noneconomic damages5/2/2017
BODILY INJURY LAW – Summary judgment granted for plaintiff who slipped and fell on snow less than ten minutes after storm ceased:5/2/2017
BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court grants additur where jury awards damages for neck injury, but not back injury arising out of motor vehicle accident5/2/2017
BODILY INJURY LAW – Appellate Court affirms judgment for defendant notwithstanding the verdict arising out of drowning5/2/2017
Firm News - Jackson O'Keefe is pleased to announce that Attorney Joseph A La Bella has joined the firm5/2/2017
Attorney Busher Completes Ninth Year as Adjunct Instructor at UConn Law School1/24/2017
PERSONAL INJURY– Superior Court holds that Good Samaritan statute does not apply to for-profit business1/24/2017
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LAW – Connecticut Supreme Court rejects adoption of Restatement (Third) test for product liability1/24/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds that municipality qualifies as “owner” under recreational use statute1/24/2017
PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES – Plaintiff awarded $100,477.00 for broken jaw1/24/2017
PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES – Jury award of $120,000.00 for fall outside police station1/24/2017
DAMAGES – Connecticut Supreme Court holds that collateral source reduction is not allowed where there is any right of subrogation by the health insurer1/24/2017
MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court finds in favor of municipality in defective highway action10/31/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court holds town entitled to immunity for allegedly defective basketball court10/31/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court holds governmental immunity bars claim of high school student voluntarily participating in event:10/31/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Supreme Court holds that voluntary intoxication does not preclude a finding of intent on the part of the policyholder:10/31/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court holds that private cause of action does not exist for alleged insurer price fixing and market manipulation:10/31/2016
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court dismisses action for lack of §52-190a compliance:10/31/2016
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: A plaintiff is required to have an expert to support a claim arising out of a fall during physical therapy:10/31/2016
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that SSD claim precluded plaintiff from ADA, Title VII and ADEA claims:10/31/2016
CT Civil Procedure: Superior Court rejects apex rule: 10/31/2016
CT Civil Procedure: Erasure Act did not preclude police from producing records in response to subpoena: 10/31/2016
Accident law: Superior Court holds that award of $5,000.00 in noneconomic damages is not inappropriate10/31/2016
Personal Injury: In court trial, father struck by baseball at a sporting facility receives $32,000.00 for eye injury10/31/2016
Attorney Busher selected to the 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters10/31/2016
PREMISES LIABILITY: Connecticut Appellate Court holds that mode of operation rule does not apply to slip and fall in pet store8/12/2016
INSURANCE COVERAGE: Superior Court holds that exclusion for malicious acts not ambiguous8/12/2016
DAMAGES: Superior Court holds that personal injury victim not entitled to damages for pain and suffering8/12/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW: Superior Court grants in part and denies in part motion to strike claims against municipal defendants arising out of bullying7/28/2016
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Superior Court dismisses claim against nursing home where claimant failed to obtain necessary written opinion of healthcare provider to substantiate negligence claim7/28/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court grants declaratory judgment pursuant to geographic limitation of general liability policy7/28/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Connecticut Appellate Court affirms that anti-subrogation rule did not apply to bar a claim against tenant who caused property damage7/28/2016
ACCIDENT LAW: Appellate Courts hold that wrong-named defendant statute could not be used to circumvent prior judgment on merits7/28/2016
LITIGATION LAW: CT Appellate Court affirms dismissal of pro se lawsuit where recognizance bond not filed as required7/28/2016
INJURY LAW: Superior Court holds that a railroad platform does not qualify as a sidewalk under defective highway statute6/23/2016
INSURANCE LAW: District Court grants summary judgment for insurer based upon assault and battery exclusion6/23/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court holds that State has sovereign immunity with regard to insurer’s subrogation claim6/23/2016
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Supreme Court holds hospital vicariously liable for physician: 6/23/2016
INJURY LAW: Superior Court holds that an exception to governmental immunity does not apply for loose bolt on playscape: 6/1/2016
WRONGFUL DEATH LAW: Appellate Court reverses summary judgment for constables, finding issue of fact as to exception to governmental immunity:6/1/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW: Appellate Court affirms summary judgment based upon governmental immunity for police dispatcher:6/1/2016
INSURANCE LAW: Superior Court holds that insurance policy not cancelled due to 24-cent underpayment: 6/1/2016
INJURY LAW: Superior Court dismisses defective highway claim based upon inadequate notice:6/1/2016
EMPLOYMENT OF DISCRIMINATION: Connecticut District Court holds that Title VII bars discrimination based on transgender identity:6/1/2016
Accident Law: Jackson O’Keefe obtains defendant’s verdict for owner on defective premises claim:6/1/2016
INSURANCE DEFENSE LAW: Jackson O’Keefe obtains defendant’s verdict for owner on defective premises claim6/1/2016
INSURANCE LAW – District Court denies summary judgment as to Unfair Insurance Practices Act claim brought by plaintiff against tortfeasor's insurer5/18/2016
INJURY LAW – Jackson O’Keefe obtains summary judgment on behalf of municipality with regard to fall at transfer station5/18/2016
EMPLOYMENT LAW – Jackson O’Keefe obtains striking of count alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress in connection with discharge from employment5/18/2016
Injury Law -- Superior Court denies Motion to Set Aside $10.8 million verdict against personal trainer5/18/2016
Business Law – Jackson O’Keefe obtains the granting of a Motion to Strike on behalf of employees of an LLC5/5/2016
ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW – Superior Court holds that mode of operation rule does not apply, but denies summary judgment with regard to ordinary premises liability claim5/5/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds that governmental immunity bars high school student claim regarding picnic5/5/2016
ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW – Attorney’s testimony as to client with Alzheimer’s held inadmissible5/5/2016
DEFENSE and INDEMNITY CONTRACTS – Superior Court holds that snow removal contractor had duty to defend, but that issue of fact exists with regard to duty to indemnify5/5/2016
CONSTRUCTION LAW – Design contractor could not create a public nuisance5/5/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds that maintenance of storm drains is a discretionary function:
ACCIDENT LAW: Jackson O’Keefe obtains defendant’s verdict for homeowner who hired handyman07/21/2016
East Haddam -- Appellate Court rejects bid of person who committed 1996 kidnapping and sexual assault03/11/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW - District Court grants municipality's motion for summary judgment as to selective enforcement equal protection claim brought by sports bar03/11/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW - In court trial, Superior Court awards 11-year-old $40,814.00 as a result of accident in school auditorium03/11/2016
MUNICIPAL LAW - Superior Court awards $1.01 million for student eye injury03/11/2016
ACCIDENT LAW - Superior Court holds that Board of Education fundraiser does not qualify as proprietary activity03/11/2016
INJURY LAW - Superior Court holds that child in utero cannot assert loss of parental consortium claim03/11/2016
INSURANCE LAW - Superior Court holds that restaurant not entitled to a defense with regard to assault on customer03/11/2016
INJURY LAW - Superior Court judge awards $76,000.00 for pit bull attack injuries03/11/2016
INJURY LAW - Superior Court jury awards $416,000.00 in defective sidewalk claim03/11/2016
INJURY LAW - U.S. District Court jury awards $5.3 million in product liability claim involving forklift03/11/2016
INSURANCE LAW - Connecticut Supreme Court rejects insurer's claim that exclusion contained in body of policy rather than in endorsement should be enforceable:03/10/2016
ACCIDENT LAW - District Court grants Target's motion for summary judgment based upon inapplicability of mode of operation03/01/2016
ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Connecticut Appellate Court affirms summary judgment for town on claim arising from allegedly defective playground01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that firefighters entitled to immunity for blocking highway01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Connecticut Appellate Court reaffirms requirement of actual or constructive notice in premises liability area01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Snow removal on roadway did not qualify as excavation for purposes of Call Before You Dig statute01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Superior Court allows claim of recklessness based upon lead paint poisoning to stand01/25/2016
CT INSURANCE LAW - Superior Court finds a breach of the duty to defend based upon "arising out of" language01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Superior Court holds that claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress was not stated based upon prevention of relative from visiting hospital patient01/25/2016
CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Superior Court strikes claim for sexual abuse against church entity01/25/2016
CT INSURANCE LAW -- Appellate Court holds claim for posttraumatic stress disorder barred by exclusion for business pursuits01/21/2016
CT INSURANCE LAW -- District Court Holds Insurer Required To Defend Insured Who Engaged In Fistfight01/21/2016
CT INSURANCE LAW -- Homeowners policy held not to cover alleged misrepresentation in property disclosure statement11/15/2015
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CT INJURY LAW – Superior Court strikes claim based upon landlord’s alleged duty to protect one lessee from another11/13/2015
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INJURY LAW – Connecticut Appellate Court reverses, in part, summary judgment for the Metropolitan District Commission arising out of flooding allegations11/06/2015
INJURY LAW – Superior Court dismisses action against physical therapist employed by school based on failure to provide certificate of good faith inquiry11/06/2015
Attorney Busher selected to the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters10/21/2015
ACCIDENT LAW – Absence of “No Trespassing” signs held to constitute implied consent to presence on property10/05/2015
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – District Court holds that exclusions for intentional or criminal acts do not bar coverage for assault pleaded as negligence claim10/05/2015
CT MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court affirms judgment for plaintiff in defective highway action10/05/2015
CT MUNICIPAL LAW – Governmental immunity bars volunteer’s dog bite claim10/05/2015
CT MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court finds that defective highway statute is the sole remedy for accident allegedly caused by “stop sticks” placed in roadway10/05/2015
Connecticut Supreme Court recognizes a new cause of action for children based on loss of a parent’s consortium09/29/2015
Attorney Allison L. Baxter Joins the Law Firm Jackson O’Keefe, LLP09/15/2015
CONNECTICUT ACCIDENT LAW – Shopping center owner did not owe duty to trespasser09/10/2015
CONNECTICUT ACCIDENT LAW – Firefighters Rule did not apply to off-duty State Trooper09/10/2015
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Superior Court enforces one year contractual time limit in homeowners’ policy09/10/2015
CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW / CONSTRUCTION LAW -- New statute of limitations for municipal and state projects07/29/2015
INSURANCE LAW -- Connecticut Supreme Court overturns $35 million class action verdict brought by auto repair shops alleging price-fixing/steering07/29/2015
LANDLORD LIABILITY -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that landlord is not responsible for off-site injuries caused by tenant’s dog07/29/2015
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that medical malpractice allegations relate back to date of filing of original complaint07/29/2015
MUNICIPAL LAW -- $770,000 verdict in a defective sidewalk fall down:07/29/2015
MUNICIPAL LAW – Attorney Kathryn Cunningham of Jackson O’Keefe obtains summary judgment on behalf of Regional School District07/29/2015
UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES/PERSONAL LIABILITY -- Connecticut Supreme Court holds that individual liability exists under Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act for owner of limited liability company:07/29/2015
CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds that police officer had no duty to search a person taken into protective custody for hallucinations07/13/2015
CONNECTICUT TORT LAW – Housing Authority had duty to inspect smoke detectors07/13/2015
MUNICIPAL LAW – U.S. District Court for E.D. of Pennsylvania dismisses 42 U.S.C. § 1983 arising out of high school football concussions07/13/2015
Attorney Peter K. O'Keefe obtains defendant's verdict in van versus bus lawsuits06/04/2015
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Supreme Court holds that IBM computer tape loss was not personal injury under liability policies06/03/2015
EMPLOYMENT LAW – Appellate Court holds that punitive damages may not be recovered under Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA):06/03/2015
INSURANCE LAW – Connecticut Superior Court allows bad faith claim but strikes CUIPA and CUTPA06/03/2015
Attorney Busher receives highest peer review rating available from Martindale-Hubbell06/02/2015
BODILY INJURY LAW – CT Supreme Court recognizes bystander emotional distress in medical malpractice context05/11/2015
BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court reduces $880k pain and suffering award to $60k05/11/2015
BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court allows mode of operation claim at tire store05/11/2015
CIVIL PROCEDURE – Abode service insufficient where process not left in door05/11/2015
EMPLOYMENT LAW – Hostile environment claim for gender reinstated, not religion or race05/11/2015
INSURANCE LAW – Superior Court enforces one-year contractual time limitation regarding property damage claim05/11/2015
MUNICIPAL LAW – Maintenance of drainage system held discretionary05/11/2015
MUNICIPAL LAW – Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment obtained for Planning Commission on equal protection claim arising out of subdivision denial05/11/2015
Connecticut Accident Law – 80-year-old who fell at hospital awarded $108,645 by Superior Court03/12/2015
Connecticut Municipal Law – Appellate Court affirms summary judgment holding that OSHA creates no duty to non-employees03/12/2015
ACCIDENT LAW – Superior Court grants summary judgment to defendant in defective highway action02/10/2015
CONGRATULATIONS to Attorney Joseph M. Busher who has recently completed teaching for the eighth year as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law:02/10/2015
CONGRATULATIONS to Attorneys Andrew J. O’Keefe and Joseph M. Busher on a Connecticut Supreme Court win – INSURANCE LAW: Reversing a dismissal by the Superior Court, the Supreme Court holds that no further administrative remedies existed to be exhausted prior to the plaintiff insurance producers commencing a declaratory judgment action against the Connecticut Insurance Department:02/10/2015
INJURY LAW – CT Supreme Court holds jury must decide whether leaving concrete chunks in exterior common area was unreasonable02/10/2015
INSURANCE LAW – CT Supreme Court reaffirms that UM insurer entitled to full credit for amounts received by insured, without apportionment:02/10/2015
INSURANCE LAW – Superior Court awards attorneys fees to insurer where insured engaged in bad faith02/10/2015
CONNECTICUT ACCIDENT LAW – JACKSON O’KEEFE obtains dismissal of motorcycle versus pedestrian collision suit11/03/2014
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Superior Court refuses to reduce $1.5 million award for insurer’s failure to pay claim11/03/2014
MUNICIPAL LAW – High school student injured due to allegedly defective pathway on way home not subject to imminent harm11/03/2014
MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds teacher not responsible for kindergartner’s accident11/03/2014
TORT LAW – Appellate Court holds holiday does not extend SOL11/03/2014
TORT LAW – Superior Court holds legislative permission to sue State unconstitutional11/03/2014
CONNECTICUT ACCIDENT LAW – Appellate Court holds that neither common law indemnity nor contractual indemnity applied to negligent investigation09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT DOG LAW – Superior Court holds landlord not liable for dog attack off landlord’s premises:09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Homeowners policy found ambiguous and may provide coverage for collapsing basement due to defective materials09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Subsequently discovered injury did not make unknown driver a hit-and-run driver09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Homeowners policy did not cover alleged trespass disturbing neighbor09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Principal and BOE immune from negligence regarding student fight:09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds swim coach immune from negligence claims for swim team after-school activity:09/16/2014
CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Teachers held not negligent for field day injury after court trial09/16/2014
Appellate Court holds that governmental immunity bars claim against animal control officer and municipality07/22/2014
Appellate Court holds that defective highway statute is exclusive remedy as to snow bank on side walk07/22/2014
District Court grants summary judgment in favor of a planning commission arising out an alleged wrongful denial of a subdivision application07/22/2014
In a case defended by Jackson O’Keefe, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that volunteer was not acting under color of law07/22/2014
Superior Court refuses to enforce health club waiver07/22/2014
Supreme Court affirms wrongful conduct as a bar to tort action07/22/2014
Supreme Court affirms wrongful conduct as a bar to tort action alleging sexual misconduct07/22/2014
Supreme Court holds that horse owner is subject to ordinary negligence liability07/22/2014
April 24, 2014 I-91 Rollover Crash In Wallingford, CT04/25/2014
April 25, 2014 Stonington, CT hit-and-run accident seriously injures pedestrian04/25/2014
CT INSURANCE LAW – Superior Court holds that an alleged inadequate offer to settle UM claim can provide a basis for CUIPA liability04/16/2014
Jackson O’Keefe, a general practice and personal injury law firm, is relocating from Hartford to Wethersfield02/14/2014
Appellate Court holds that defective highway claim against BOE employee barred02/07/2014
Appellate Court holds that a national Boy Scout group did not owe a duty to protect sexually abused boy scouts:02/07/2014
Connecticut Supreme Court overturns Appellate Court finding of no liability in rear-end motor vehicle accident case02/07/2014
February 2, 2013 South Windsor, CT fatal car accident02/07/2014
February 4, 2013 Cromwell, CT pedestrian serious accident02/07/2014
February 6, 2013 Manchester, CT pedestrian fatal accident02/07/2014
Superior Court denies a motion for summary judgment based on governmental immunity in claim arising out of fall at train station02/07/2014
January 12, 2014 Barkhamsted motorcycle versus car crash01/13/2014
January 12, 2014 Mystic, CT dog attack01/13/2014
Berlin pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver December 21, 201312/23/2013
Jackson O'Keefe partner Philip R. Dunn, Jr. obtains favorable jury verdict in slip-and-fall case12/20/2013
August 24, 2013 Bristol, CT fatal car accident12/19/2013
Caution urged to avoid 2013 holiday travel car accidents in Connecticut12/19/2013
December 13, 2013 Farmington, CT, car accident12/19/2013
December 15, 2013, Bristol, CT, hit-and-run pedestrian car accident12/19/2013
December 16, 2013 Lisbon, CT car accident requiring Life Star12/19/2013
December 16, 2013 West Hartford two-car accident12/19/2013
December 18, 2013 East Windsor, CT, school bus versus truck accident12/19/2013
December 18, 2013 Route 9 Cromwell, CT, rollover accident 12/19/2013
December 18, 2013 Waterford, CT one vehicle crash12/19/2013
December 10, 2013 Middletown car versus pole crash12/10/2013
December 6, 2013 South Windsor, Vernon two-car accident12/10/2013
December 9, 2013 Ansonia, CT, van versus school bus crash12/10/2013
December 9, 2013 Stonington, CT fatal car versus school bus crash12/10/2013
New Milford, CT, December 8, 2013 car versus diner crash 12/10/2013
November 24, 2013 Marlborough, CT, fatal car versus tractor trailer crash on Route 212/10/2013
December 2, 2013 East Windsor one-car crash12/03/2013
December 3, 2013 Prospect, CT, tractor trailer versus car crash12/03/2013
562 Thanksgiving holiday crashes in Connecticut for 201312/02/2013
December 1, 2013 60 car accident in Worcester, MA12/02/2013
December 2, 2013 East Hartford crash on I-8412/02/2013
Hartford Thanksgiving fatal car accident12/02/2013
November 30, 2013 East Hartford one vehicle crash on I-8412/02/2013
November 30, 2013 Vernon motorcycle versus car accident12/02/2013
November 23, 2013 fatal car accident in Bridgeport11/25/2013
November 24, 2013 double fatality crash on Route 2 in Marlborough11/25/2013
November 24, 2013 fatal pedestrian collision involving hit-and-run driver in Hartford11/25/2013
November 25, 2013 Hartford school bus crash11/25/2013
November 20, 2013 Hamden bicycle versus school bus crash11/21/2013
Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children11/19/2013
Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children11/19/2013
Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children11/19/2013
November 17, 2013 Southington ambulance crash11/19/2013
November 18, 2013 Naugatuck pedestrian hit-and-run crash11/19/2013
November 19, 2013 Berlin one vehicle crash on Berlin Turnpike11/19/2013
November 19, 2013 Tolland fatal crash on I-8411/19/2013
November 11, 2013 Wilton, Connecticut pit bull attack 11/13/2013
November 12, 2013 West Hartford school bus crash11/13/2013
November 13, 2013 multivehicle accident in East Hartford11/13/2013
November 13, 2013 West Hartford tractor trailer crash11/13/2013
November 10, 2013 Portland fatal car accident11/11/2013
November 5, 2013 Middletown drunk driver arrested11/07/2013
November 6, 2013 fatal East Windsor two car crash11/07/2013
November 6, 2013 Vernon, CT, car versus pedestrian crash11/07/2013
November 7, 2013 Cheshire school bus versus two car crash11/07/2013
November 7, 2013 Coventry car versus motorcycle crash11/07/2013
November 7, 2013 Hartford school bus versus car accident11/07/2013
November 7, 2013 rollover crashes on Interstate 84 in Hartford, West Hartford and Plainville11/07/2013
Attorney Philip R. Dunn re-elected to Town of Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission11/06/2013
November 4, 2013 Shelton SUV versus motorcycle fatal crash11/06/2013
2013 drowsy driving prevention week11/05/2013
November 5, 2013 Bethany single car rollover crash11/05/2013
November 5, 2013 Old Lyme tractor trailer crash11/05/2013
November 2, 2013 fatal pedestrian car accident in Cromwell11/04/2013
November 2, 2013 Wallingford car crash kills motorcyclist11/04/2013
November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident kills two children11/04/2013
November 3, 2013 Somers two-car crash injures four11/04/2013
Darien High School football coach caught for DUI in Norwalk on October 31, 201311/01/2013
Multiple car accidents surrounding Halloween throughout Connecticut 201311/01/2013
Southbury fatal accident October 30, 201311/01/2013
New Milford car versus utility pole crash October 30, 201310/31/2013
October 31, 2013 fatal car accident on I-395 southbound in Waterford10/31/2013
Plainfield October 29, 2013 multi-vehicle crash involving school bus10/30/2013
Four dead in Portland car accident on October 26, 201310/29/2013
Hartford scooter driver critically injured in crash on October 22, 201310/23/2013
October 21, 2013 Farmington motorcycle versus car collision10/22/2013
Child killed by vehicle on October 20, 2013 in East Hartford10/21/2013
One dead in Cheshire crash on October 20, 201310/21/2013
Pedestrian killed in Vernon on October 18, 201310/21/2013
October 16, 2013 I-91 northbound crash in Rocky Hill injures two occupants10/16/2013
Farmington Lawyer Philip R. Dunn obtains favorable jury verdict in car accident lawsuit10/15/2013
Hartford car accident results in two deaths10/15/2013
Hartford tractor trailer crash closes portions of I-84 and I-9110/15/2013
October 14, 2013 double fatality car accident in Farmington, CT10/15/2013
Multiple car accidents during the October 4, 2013 Hartford morning commute10/07/2013
One-car accident on I-395 south In Waterford, October 6, 201310/07/2013
Serious injuries in two-car collision in Plainfield on October 5, 201310/07/2013
Two-motorcycle accident in Coventry CT on October 5, 201310/07/2013
Car versus pole collision closes portion of Route 140 in Ellington10/04/2013
Multiple car accidents during the October 4, 2013 Hartford morning commute10/04/2013
October 2, 2013 motorcycle accident fatality on Route 910/02/2013
October 2, 2013 motorcycle accident fatality on Route 910/02/2013
October 1, 2013 car versus motorcycle accident on Route 910/01/2013
September 29, 2013 serious pedestrian versus car accident in Farmington10/01/2013
Bicyclist Killed In Crash With Motorcycle09/27/2013
Pedestrian Struck by Motorcycle in Middletown09/27/2013
Sexual Abuse by Babysitter of Southington Minors09/27/2013
Fatal car crash closes Connecticut roadway, results in passenger death09/25/2013
Appellate Court Holds That Mode of Operation Rule Does Not Apply To The Service Of Beer At a Nightclub09/10/2013
Connecticut Appellate Court Holds That Discretionary Act Immunity Precludes A Claim Arising Out Of The Parking Of A Fire Apparatus Across A Roadway09/10/2013
Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That An Insurer Cannot Be Held Responsible Under The Unfair Trade Practices Act Without A Violation Of CUIPA Or Another Statute09/10/2013
Connectiuct Appellate Court Affirms Jury Finding That Storm Drain Is Not A Highway Defect09/10/2013
New Distracted Driving Laws to Take Effect October 1, 201307/31/2013
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Attorney Philip R. Dunn, Jr., obtains defendant’s verdict in a premises liability claim07/12/2013
Bad Faith Issues and Meaning Of “Occurrence” Regarding Construction Defect Claims07/12/2013
Connecticut Damages Law-- Court Finds That A Recommendation For A Fusion Not Credible07/12/2013
Connecticut Municipal Law -- Court Holds That Plaintiff Didn't Provide Adequate Description Of Locus07/12/2013
Connecticut Municipal Law -- Defective Highway Claim Precludes Apportionment Of Liability07/12/2013
Statute Is Not The Exclusive Remedy For Damages Caused By Tree Cutting07/12/2013
New Study on Voice Command Distracted Driving06/13/2013
Attorney Busher obtains summary judgment in construction defect litigation06/06/2013
Attorney Busher obtains favorable appellate ruling in action arising out of eviction05/03/2013
Jackson O’Keefe Partners Obtain Favorable Judgment in Court Trial Regarding Insurance Coverage04/10/2013
CT Tort and Insurance Law Update -- Monthly Update04/03/2013
Farmington Jackson O'Keefe lawyer Philip R. Dunn, Jr., obtains favorable jury verdict in personal injury action03/07/2013
CT Texting, Cell Phone & Distracted Driving Law Update03/06/2013
Attorneys Cunningham and Busher return to teach class focusing on appellate practice at the University Of Connecticut Law School for the sixth year01/28/2013
CT Texting and Distracted Driving Car Accidents Continue01/28/2013
CT DUI Law: Appellate Court upholds exclusion of evidence of defendant's physical inability to perform field sobriety tests for Farmington police officer01/24/2013
CT DUI Law: The Connecticut Appellate Court upholds of evidence regarding defendant's ability to perform field sobriety tests in view of prior knee injury for Farmington police officer01/24/2013
Two Jackson O'Keefe Partners Recognized as Connecticut Super Lawyers in November 2012 Connecticut Magazine10/26/2012
CT Dog Injury Law: Supreme Court holds that landlord may be liable for injury caused by tenant's dog09/21/2012
Commercial Real Estate: Connecticut Appellate Court Address Commercial Real Estate Case08/16/2012
CT Appellate Court addresses drunk driving jury accident statutory interest08/16/2012
CT Commercial Law: Covenants Not to Compete for 18 Months Were not Enforceable08/14/2012
CT Divorce Law: Parents May Not Criticize Each Other On Social Networking Sites08/14/2012
CT Divorce Law Update: Alimony's Termination Date at Age 60 was Found Modifiable08/14/2012
CT Divorce Law Update: Alimony Increased to $400 Per Week After Husband Found Job08/14/2012
CT Drunk Driving Law Update: Sober Driver Arrested for DUI Alleged Handcuff Injury08/14/2012
CT Injury Law: Teen Tries to Collect $137,000 Dog Bite08/14/2012
CT Insurance Law: Claim Was Stated of Negligence in Advice On Car Insurance Limits08/14/2012
CT Municipal Law: Allegedly Principal Failed to Report Assault to Police08/14/2012
CT Personal Injury Law: $50,000 For Noneconomic Damages Did Not Shock Sense of Justice08/14/2012
CT Appellate Court addresses commercial litigation and theft issues, as well as piercing of corporate veil06/29/2012
CT Appellate Court addresses whether car accident verdict is too high, evidentiary issues06/29/2012
CT Appellate Court addresses CT divorce alimony modification06/29/2012
CT Distracted Driving Law, Texting Accident Update: Federal anti-texting blueprint06/29/2012
CT Supreme Court holds that Court can modify child support despite agreement that support would be nonmodifiable06/29/2012
Connecticut Appellate Court addresses the testamentary capacity to make a will06/28/2012
CT Divorce Law: Wife Awarded Marital Residence, $20,000 and 50 Percent of Pension06/13/2012
CT Personal Injury Law: $44,899 Awarded to Tenant Who Allegedly Fell on Stairs06/13/2012
CT Divorce Law: Husband Allegedly Lost $500,000, When Working As A 'Day Trader'06/12/2012
CT Divorce Law: Optometrist Who Earns $84,000 Has $150,000 Earning Capacity06/12/2012
CT Family Law: Wife from Thailand awarded rental income and $100 per week06/12/2012
CT Pedestrian Injury Law: Pedestrian Allegedly Injured when Crossing Street Awarded $75,00006/12/2012
CT Car Accident Law: 35 Year Old Driver Awarded $68,228 for Head-On Collision06/11/2012
CT Car Accident Law: Plaintiff Who Refused Cortisone injections Awarded $28,60806/08/2012
CT Car Accident Law: Jury's $507,706 Award Failed to Shock Court's Conscience06/07/2012
CT Insurance Law Parking Idling Car in Garage was A Use of A Vehicle for Exclusion06/07/2012
CT Pedestrian Injury Law: Walker Awarded $13,657 for Collision with Car on Sidewalk06/07/2012
CT Divorce Law: Wife Awarded $6 Million, $60,0000 Per Month and Marital Residence06/06/2012
West Hartford Jackson O'Keefe partner Kathryn M. Cunningham obtains favorable jury verdict in personal injury action05/30/2012
CT Distracted Driving Law, Texting Accident Update: Conn. teen texter kills jogger05/16/2012
CT Dog Injury Law: Conn. Appellate Court addresses alleged rabid dog05/16/2012
Attorney Busher leads fundraiser for local charity in East Haddam, Moodus03/26/2012
CT Appellate Court affirms finding that buyers failed to exercise due diligence in seeking mortgage under contingency clause03/26/2012
Connecticut Appellate Court affirms trial court's order authorizing the plaintiff to move to Texas with the parties' minor child in divorce action, declining to apply plain error doctrine08/30/2011
Connecticut Appellate Court affirms trial court's clarification of a visitation order and reverse its clarification of a property order in divorce action08/26/2011
Connecticut DWI DUI drunk driving accident lawyer statistics08/26/2011
CT Distracted Driving Lawyers -- Anti-texting apps08/26/2011
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