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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: Court holds that claim of “old ice” in general vicinity of fall is not sufficient to defeat defendant’s summary judgment based on ongoing storm doctrine

The plaintiff alleges that he was injured when he fell on ice located on the defendant’s premises. The defendant moved for summary judgment, contending that, under the ongoing storm doctrine, the defendant did not owe the plaintiff a legal duty…

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Premises Liability: Condominium owner obtains summary judgment as to area controlled by association, but is denied summary judgment as to common area unit owner repaired on his own

The plaintiff tenant commenced this lawsuit against the defendants, Meriden Eastwood after the plaintiff was allegedly caused to slip and fall on January 21, 2019 in the parking lot and then again on January 25, 2019 on the exterior stairway…

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Premises Liability: Summary judgment granted for housing authority where plaintiff had not provided the requisite notice of her intent to file suit

Before the court is the defendant, Bridgeport Housing Authority and Park City Communities’, motion for summary judgment which asserts that the plaintiff failed to comply with the notice requirements set forth in Connecticut General Statutes § 8-67. The plaintiff alleges…

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Firm News – Premises Liability: Jackson O’Keefe obtains Appellate affirmance of summary judgment for landlords who were held to owe no duty to persons injured by a tenant’s dog off premises

The plaintiff, the mother of a minor child, brought suit individually and on behalf of her minor child, against the defendant landlord asserting negligence against the defendant arising from an off-premises attack by a dog owned by one of defendant’s…

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