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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.

PREMISES LIABILITY: Superior Court grants Motion to Strike in premises liability case, holding that duty of possessor does not protect people of “frail stature, advanced years, diminished health, and those with other limitations”

The court granted defendant’s Motion to Strike the Second Count as failing to state a legally cognizable cause of action sounding in negligence.  The plaintiff attempted to bring a two-count complaint sounding in premises liability and negligence.  The plaintiff claimed…

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INSURANCE COVERAGE:  District Court found no duty to defend and indemnify where allegations of Complaint fell squarely into insurance policy exclusion barring coverage

The District Court granted the defendant insurance company’s Motion for Summary Judgment, finding no duty to defend or indemnify under the insurance policy exclusions.  Ryan Maciog brought a cause of action for injuries sustained at a concert when the band…

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FIRM NEWS — PREMISES LIABILITY: In a case defended by Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, the Appellate Court affirms summary judgment for the defendant, holding there is no duty to control conduct of a third party where no special relationship existed

The Appellate Court upheld trial court’s granting of defendant homeowner’s Motion for Summary Judgment ruling that the defendant owed the plaintiff no duty.  The estate of the decedent  brought a negligence and premises liability against the defendant for failure to…

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