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DRAM SHOP LIABILITY: Court finds that establishment’s alleged policy to not refuse service to intoxicated patrons is sufficient to support reckless service claim

The defendant, Wright, allegedly sped through a stop sign and collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle, causing several injuries to the plaintiff. The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant was intoxicated at the time of the motor vehicle collision, and that earlier…

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MOTOR VEHICLE TORTS: Superior Court grants summary judgment to defendant where evidence was overwhelming that plaintiff was driving while intoxicated and fell asleep at wheel

The plaintiff brought suit against defendant for injuries he sustained when he was driving late at night, hit a patch of black ice, lost control of his vehicle and collided with a truck owned by the defendant that was parked…

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DUI LAW: Connecticut Appellate Court upholds of evidence regarding defendant’s ability to perform field sobriety tests in view of prior knee injury

The Appellate Court’s opinion states in part: “After receiving a report of the incident from the Burlington police department, Officer Stanley Murak of the Farmington police department stopped the defendant’s car after observing the vehicle swerving. Murak noticed that the…

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