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State v. Swebilius  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: SC19526

Justia Opinion Summary: The court of appeals improperly concluded that a thirty-two delay in the execution of an arrest warrant, where the warrant was executed after the expiration of the limitation period, was reasonable as a matter of law suc...

Mayer v. Historic District Commission of Town of Groton  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC19568, SC19569

Justia Opinion Summary: The statutory aggrievement principles of Conn. Gen. Stat. 8-8 do not extend to appeals from the decisions of historic district commissions brought pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 7-147i. Plaintiffs appealed from two decisi...

Breton v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: SC19072

Justia Opinion Summary: Principally at issue in this case was defense counsel's obligation to investigate and present mitigating evidence that could reduce a defendant's culpability when the defendant has directed counsel not to present such ev...

Estate of Brooks v. Commissioner of Revenue Services  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: SC19577

Justia Opinion Summary: The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's decision to uphold the Commissioner's determination denying plaintiffs' request for a refund of estate taxes paid by the estate of the decedent. The court held tha...

Lyme Land Conservation Trust v. Platner  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: SC19797

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether a conservation restriction on private property was violated by the owner of that property and, if so, whether the remedies ordered by the trial court were proper. The Connecticut Supreme...

Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC19251
Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction (Dissent)
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC19251
Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC19251

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was found guilty in 2002 of the 1975 murder of his neighbor. The habeas court granted Petitioner’s petition seeking a writ of habeas corpus, concluding that Petitioner’s criminal trial counsel was constitution...

Gladstein v. Goldfield  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC19696

Justia Opinion Summary: After the bankruptcy court granted Plaintiff a discharge of her debts, Plaintiff filed this action against the named defendants, alleging misuse of funds of a trust established by her mother. Plaintiff subsequently filed...

State v. Lima  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SC19736

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-1j(a) does not require the trial court to inquire directly of a defendant as to whether he or she has spoken with counsel about the possible immigration consequences of ple...

Presidential Village, LLC v. Phillips  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: SC19762

Justia Opinion Summary: In this summary process action, the trial court relied on the “spirit” of certain federal disability laws in support of an equitable defense to the eviction of Defendant, a tenant who kept an “emotional support dog” in h...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Elder
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: SC19698
Pease v. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: SC19761

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought an action against a hospital and one of its employees for personal injuries allegedly sustained as a result of medical malpractice. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the hospital. The trial court...

State v. Donald  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: SC19786

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant confessed to committing a robbery and assault at a grocery store in a signed, sworn statement he made to the police. Defendant moved to suppress his statements to the police. The trial court denied the motion....

State v. Lee  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC19688

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to make a false statement in the second degree and conspiracy to fabricate physical evidence, arising from a single unlawful agreement. The Appellate Court remanded the case to the t...

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