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MOTOR VEHICLE TORTS: Appellate Court holds that defective highway statute is exclusive remedy as to snowbank on side walk

MOTOR VEHICLE TORTS: Appellate Court Holds That Defective Highway Statute Is Exclusive Remedy As To Snowbank On Side Walk

The plaintiff claimed that she was forced to walk on a street due to snow covering a sidewalk.  She was the struck by a hit-and-run driver.  It was alleged that the municipality plowed snow onto the sidewalk.  The Appellate Court affirms the granting of a motion to strike the sole count against the municipality which was predicated on a nuisance cause of action.  The Appellate Court holds that the defective highway statute provides the exclusive remedy and affirms.

Encourse v. 100 Taylor Avenue, LLC, 150 Conn. App. 805 (June 10, 2014)