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Nelson v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC19830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court missing Petitioner’s habeas action alleging that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel at two criminal jury trials, both of which resulted in convic...

State v. Fay  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: SC19350

Justia Opinion Summary: Under certain circumstances, the privileged psychiatric records of a witness testifying for the state are subject to in camera review by the trial court so that the court can determine whether the accused’s constitutiona...

Maio v. City of New Haven  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC19401

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, the City of New Haven, was entitled to a new trial on this action for indemnification. Plaintiff, a police officer with the New Haven Police Department, was acquitted of sexual assault and unlawful restraint c...

State v. Kelley  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC19694

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant’s probation sentence had not expired at the time the trial court found that Defendant had violated his probation conditions and revoked his probation even though the trial court decided the violation charge aft...

Chief Disciplinary Counsel v. Rozbicki
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: SC19796
Anthony A. v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: SC19565

Justia Opinion Summary: The allegations in an inmate’s habeas corpus petition, which claimed that Petitioner was incorrectly classified as a sex offender and that he suffered negative consequences as a result of that erroneous classification, s...

Munn v. Hotchkiss School (Concurrence)
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19525
Munn v. Hotchkiss School (Concurrence)
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19525
Munn v. Hotchkiss School  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19525

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered questions of law certified to it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by holding (1) Connecticut public policy supports imposing a duty on a school to warn about or prot...

Kellogg v. Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co.  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19803

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court vacating an arbitration award setting the amount of an insured loss caused by a tree falling on the insured home. After her property suffered a casualty loss, P...

Williams v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc.  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19829

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was how employers must determine the hourly wage - or regular rate - for retail employees whose pay fluctuates weekly because they receive commissions for the purposes of calculating overtime pay. Defendants in...

In re Elianah T.-T. (Concurrence)
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19902
In re Elianah T.-T.  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: SC19902

Justia Opinion Summary: Vaccinations are not “medical treatment” within the meaning of Conn. Gen. Stat. 17a-10(c), and therefore, the statute does not authorize the Commissioner of Children and Families to vaccinate a child temporarily placed i...

State v. Skipwith (Concurrence)
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: SC19608
State v. Skipwith  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: SC19608

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Justin Skipwith was charged with manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle after he struck and killed Brianna Washington, the daughter of the plaintiff in error, Tabatha Cornell. Although Cornell n...

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