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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: Sexual Abuse law and news

East Haddam -- Appellate Court rejects bid of person who committed 1996 kidnapping and sexual assault

2016-03-11 | Joseph M. Busher Jr.
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

During the evening of September 16, 1996, the victim walked the short distance from her home in East Haddam to J.R.'s Cafe in Moodus.  The criminal defendant, Howard Wilcox, with whom the victim was not acquainted, already was at the bar when she arrived. The victim remained at J.R.'s for approximately one and ...

CT ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAW -- Superior Court strikes claim for sexual abuse against church entity

2016-01-25 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff was allegedly sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest.  The plaintiff alleged that the Hartford Roman Catholic Diocese Corporation negligently hired, supervised and retained the priest. 

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Sexual Abuse by Babysitter of Southington Minors

2013-09-27 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

A then 19-year-old babysitter was charged with having sex with underage boys two years ago.  She has now been was sentenced to three years in prison, execution suspended, and two years of probation.  The sitter has also been prohibited from having contact with boys under 16 and cannot be in contact with ei ...

Appellate Court holds that a national Boy Scout group did not owe a duty to protect sexually abused boy scouts:

2014-02-07 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

TORT LAW – Appellate Court holds that a national Boy Scout group did not owe a duty to protect sexually abused boy scouts: The underlying sexual assaults were allegedly perpetrated by the troop leader and camp master who supervised camping trips with the Boy Scouts.  The Appellate Court affirms the ...

Supreme Court affirms wrongful conduct as a bar to tort action alleging sexual misconduct

2014-07-22 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The court holds that public policy precludes a plaintiff from claiming that a defendant has a duty to protect a plaintiff from potential criminal prosecution.  The plaintiff had been a minor patient/client of the defendant, a social worker, when the plaintiff began viewing and downloading child pornography.&nbs ...

Supreme Court affirms wrongful conduct as a bar to tort action

2014-07-22 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The court holds that public policy precludes a plaintiff from claiming that a defendant has a duty to protect a plaintiff from potential criminal prosecution.  The plaintiff had been a minor patient/client of the defendant, a social worker, when the plaintiff began viewing and downloading child pornography.&nbs ...

CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – District Court holds that exclusions for intentional or criminal acts do not bar coverage for assault pleaded as negligence claim

2015-10-05 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

In the underlying tort action, it is alleged that an invitee in the insured’s home was struck by an insured.  The insured allegedly struck the invitee’s face and head, and broke his jaw.  The invitee filed a lawsuit alleging assault and battery and a negligence cause of action, claiming that th ...


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