Connecticut Legal News

Following federal precedent with regard to analogous federal statute, the Connecticut Supreme Court holds that the owner of an LLC who personally participated in and knew of acts that allegedly violated CUTPA could have individual liability under said act. To…
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MUNICIPAL LAW -- $770,000 verdict in a defective sidewalk fall down:

Philip R. Dunn

by Philip R. Dunn
July 29, 2015
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

A 68-year-old dental hygienist on her lunch break tripped and fell when her foot got caught on an edge where there was a 1.5 inch gap between the brick paver surface and the edge of the sidewalk’s concrete slab. She…
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MUNICIPAL LAW – Attorney Kathryn Cunningham of Jackson O’Keefe obtains summary judgment on behalf of Regional School District

Kathryn M. Cunningham

by Kathryn M. Cunningham
July 29, 2015
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

MUNICIPAL LAW – Attorney Kathryn Cunningham of Jackson O’Keefe obtains summary judgment on behalf of Regional School District:  The plaintiff claimed that she was on the grounds of a high school, walking on a sidewalk between a fence surrounding the…
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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that medical malpractice allegations relate back to date of filing of original complaint

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
July 29, 2015
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Where the proposed amendments elaborated on specific facts supporting a plaintiff’s negligence claims that were progressively revealed through ongoing discovery, the Appellate Court holds that the new allegations related back to the date of filing of the original complaint and…
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LANDLORD LIABILITY -- Connecticut Appellate Court holds that landlord is not responsible for off-site injuries caused by tenant’s dog

Matthew J. O'Keefe

by Matthew J. O'Keefe
July 29, 2015
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Although the lease in question disallowed tenants from having pets, the landlord was aware that one particular tenant had a mixed breed pit bull in her apartment. The landlord also became aware that the dog attacked another tenant’s visiting granddaughter.…
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INSURANCE LAW -- Connecticut Supreme Court overturns $35 million class action verdict brought by auto repair shops alleging price-fixing/steering

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
July 29, 2015
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The Supreme Court holds that insurance companies in Connecticut have the right to negotiate the hourly labor rate that they are willing to pay for auto body repairs and have the right to refuse to give their business to a…
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