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PREMISES LIABILITY: Appellate Court affirms trial court’s finding that defendant store owner lacked constructive notice of puddle in store aisle

Plaintiff sued the defendant store owner for negligence after she allegedly slipped and fell on a puddle of water while shopping.  The trial court granted summary judgment for the defendant on the basis that it had no actual or constructive…

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CONTRACTOR’S DUTY TO DEFEND: Superior Court holds that business subject to same standards for defense and indemnification applicable to insurance companies

This action involved a defense and indemnity provision contained within a subcontract related to the construction of a Middletown power project.  The agreement provided in relevant part that the subcontractor would “to the fullest extent permitted by law … defend,…

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CIVIL PROCEDURE: Appellate Court affirms summary judgment prior to defendant filing Answer

The Connecticut Appellate Court has ruled that under the Connecticut Practice Book, a motion for summary judgment can be filed at any time, including prior to the filing of an answer and/or special defense. Gordon v. Gordon, AC 38343 (2/14/17)

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