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Motor Vehicle Law: The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut grants defendant’s motion to dismiss due to plaintiffs’ failure to comply with discovery

The plaintiffs filed this suit against the defendant in Connecticut Superior Court following a motor vehicle collision. The plaintiffs claimed that the collision was caused by the negligence of an employee of the defendant during the scope of such employment.…

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Motor Vehicle Law: Supreme Court of Connecticut holds that governmental immunity for discretionary acts does not bar claims of negligence arising out of the operation of an emergency vehicle

The Connecticut Supreme Court addresses whether the special defense of governmental immunity for discretionary acts bars claims of negligence against drivers operating an “emergency vehicle” pursuant to the privileges provided by the emergency vehicle statute, General Statutes § 14-283. On…

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MOTOR VEHICLE TORTS: Connecticut General Assembly enacts legislation to allow for double or treble damages in an accident where the owner operates a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile device in violation of § 14-296aa

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted legislation amending CGS § 14-295, which allows for an award of double or treble damages for statutory recklessness where the owner of the vehicle drives deliberately or with reckless disregard in violation of one of…

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