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CONNECTICUT DOG LAW – Superior Court holds landlord not liable for dog attack off landlord’s premises:

Peter K. O'Keefe

While a landlord is responsible for dog attacks on the landlord’s property, the court holds that an attack occurring off the property is not the landlord’s responsibility.  Corso v. Napolitan, (August 26, 2014)

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CONNECTICUT ACCIDENT LAW – Appellate Court holds that neither common law indemnity nor contractual indemnity applied to negligent investigation

Matthew J. O'Keefe

The Appellate Court affirms judgment for a third party defendant.  The claim arose out of sexual harassment of the third party defendant’s employee by a security company employee.  Suit was brought by the female employee against the security company and…

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CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Principal and BOE immune from negligence regarding student fight:

Philip R. Dunn

The Superior Court holds that the defendants are immune because the plaintiff does not qualify as an identifiable victim.  The plaintiff had been threatened previously by the fellow student but did not tell anyone about that.  Additionally, although the school…

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CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Appellate Court holds swim coach immune from negligence claims for swim team after-school activity:

Peter K. O'Keefe

During a warm-up drill after school one team member dove into a pool, landing on the minor plaintiff.  The Appellate Court holds that the claim is barred by governmental immunity, and that no exception applied because participation in the extra-curricular…

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CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Teachers held not negligent for field day injury after court trial

Kathryn M. Cunningham

The trial court concludes that the P.E. and homeroom teachers of a fourth grader hurt during a field day activity were not negligent.  The minor plaintiff was injured during a “big clothes” relay race, when another student tugged on the…

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CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Homeowners policy found ambiguous and may provide coverage for collapsing basement due to defective materials

Joseph M. Busher

The District Court holds that a homeowners policy is ambiguous in that it purports to cover loss to the house caused by hidden decay and defective materials and construction, yet purports to exclude coverage for loss to a foundation or…

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