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PREMISES LIABILITY: Court grants summary judgment in favor of defendant, finding no duty of care by a private defendant to the plaintiff for maintaining public sidewalks

In this action, the plaintiff was injured when she tripped and fell into a hole/depression on the sidewalk adjacent to 399 Mill Hill Avenue in Bridgeport. She filed suit, alleging two different theories of liability, first, that the defendants were…

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MUNICIPAL LAW: Supreme Court holds that decision of officer to engage in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle is not ministerial and falls within the governmental immunity doctrine

The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the lower court in granting defendants Motion for Summary Judgment on the basis that governmental immunity applied to officer’s decision of whether to initiate a high speed police pursuit.  This cause of…

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