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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.

Category: Real Estate

CT Appellate Court affirms finding that buyers failed to exercise due diligence in seeking mortgage under contingency clause

2012-03-26 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Real Estate Lawyers Wethersfield Farmington Southington East Haddam   CT Appellate Court affirms finding that buyers failed to exercise due diligence in seeking mortgage ...

Commercial Real Estate: Connecticut Appellate Court Address Commercial Real Estate Case

2012-08-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

In it decision released July 10, 2012, in part the Appellate Court stated: DiPENTIMA, C. J. The plaintiff, Coldwell Banker Manning Realty, Inc., appeals from the judgment rendered by the trial court granting the motion to dismiss filed by the defendants, Cushman & Wakefield of Connecticut, Inc. (Cushman), ...

Statute Is Not The Exclusive Remedy For Damages Caused By Tree Cutting

2013-07-12 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The Supreme Court holds that although the legislature may eliminate a common law right by statute, the presumption that the legislature does not have such a purpose can be overcome only if the legislative intent is clear.  The Connecticut tree cutting statute, C.G.S. § 52-560, does not contain an exclusivi ...

In a case defended by Jackson O’Keefe, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that volunteer was not acting under color of law

2014-07-22 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Allegations that a municipal volunteer engaged in sexual abuse and that the victims did not resist because the volunteer used his implicit power as a volunteer supervisor were held to be insufficient to establish that the volunteer acted under color of law for a civil rights claim.  Affirming for the reasons se ...

District Court grants summary judgment in favor of a planning commission arising out an alleged wrongful denial of a subdivision application

2014-07-22 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

In a case defended by Jackson O’Keefe, the District Court grants summary judgment in favor of a planning commission arising out an alleged wrongful denial of a subdivision application. The plaintiff’s sole remaining claim alleged that she was denied equal protection of the law in that the defendants deni ...

CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Homeowners policy did not cover alleged trespass disturbing neighbor

2014-09-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The Superior Court holds that a homeowners policy did not cover an alleged trespass disturbing a neighbor, in the absence of bodily injury or property damage, despite an allegation of reduction in property value by the neighbor.  The policy defined property damage as including “physical injury or destruct ...


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