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State v. Houghtaling  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: SC19510

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Court’s conclusion that Defendant failed to establish that he had a subjective expectation of privacy in a residence he had leased to a third party. Defendant was charged with dru...

State v. Schovanec  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19851

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of identity theft in the third degree, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, and larceny in the sixth degree. Contrary to Defenda...

State v. Jerzy G. (Dissent)
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19641
State v. Jerzy G.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19641

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a citizen of Poland, was charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree. The superior court granted Defendant’s application for accelerated rehabilitation. Defendant was subsequently ordered removed from the...

Spiotti v. Wolcott  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19691

Justia Opinion Summary: Genovese v. Gallo Wine Merchants, Inc., 628 A.2d 946 (Conn. 1993), which held that, under Con. Gen. Stat. 31-51bb, a factual determination made in a final and binding arbitration conducted pursuant to a collective bargai...

State v. Baccala (Concurrence)
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19717
State v. Baccala  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19717

Justia Opinion Summary: The Connecticut Supreme Court reversed defendant's conviction for breach of the peace in the second degree in connection with a customer dispute with a supermarket employee. The court held that the conviction constituted...

Channing Real Estate, LLC v. Gates  
Date: July 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC19575

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court, which reversed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendant on both Plaintiff’s complaint seeking recovery on six promissory notes and on D...

Barton v. Norwalk  
Date: July 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC19671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the trial court awarding Plaintiff $899,480 in damages plus prejudgment interest for his claim that Defendant, the city of Norwalk,...

Maturo v. State Employees Retirement Commission  
Date: July 1, 2017
Docket Number: SC19831

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Municipal Employees’ Retirement Act (Act) a retiree cannot continue to collect a pension while reemployed in any full-time position with a participating municipality. In 1991, Plaintiff retired from his posit...

O'Brien v. O'Brien  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC19635

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court entered judgment dissolving the marriage of Plaintiff and Defendant. During the pendency of the divorce action, Plaintiff sold shares of stock and exercised certain stock options without first receiving p...

Brenmor Properties, LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Town of Lisbon  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC19665

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a developer, appealed a decision of Defendant, a planning and zoning commission, denied Plaintiff’s application for an affordable housing subdivision pursuant to the Affordable Housing Appeals Act, Conn. Gen....

State v. Seeley  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC19790

Justia Opinion Summary: There was sufficient evidence in the State’s case-in-chief to support the conviction of Defendant of forgery in the second degree in connection with a document created to facilitate the purchase of a vehicle on behalf of...

Town of Middlebury v. Connecticut Siting Council  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: SC19799

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Middlebury and sixteen residents and entities situated in Middlebury and nearby towns (collectively, Plaintiffs), appealed the dismissal of their appeal from the decision of the Connecticut Siting Council gra...

State v. Kallberg (Dissent)
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: SC19536
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