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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...

State v. Chyung (Concurrence)
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19375
State v. Chyung  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19375

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant with murder and manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm. The jury rendered verdicts of guilty on both charges. Defendant filed a motion for judgment of acquittal and for a new trial, a...

State v. Bush (Dissent)
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19492
State v. Bush  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19492

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of six counts of the sale of narcotics by a person who is drug dependent, racketeering, and other drug-related offenses. The Appellate Court reversed the judgment of the jury t...

In re Santiago G.  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: SC19798

Justia Opinion Summary: Melissa was the biological mother of Santiago, the minor child at issue in this case. Santiago was in the care of Maria from his birth until he was three years old. At that time, the Commissioner of Children and Families...

Briere v. Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group, P.C. (Concurrence)
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19576
Briere v. Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group, P.C.  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19576

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought a cause of action against a practice group and an orthopedic surgeon (collectively, Defendants), alleging medical malpractice during a spinal surgery. After the expiration of the pertinent statute of li...

Gold v. Rowland  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19585

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff were a class of state employees and retirees who were enrolled in an Anthem Insurance group health insurance plan at the time of the 2001 demutualization of Anthem Insurance Companies. Plaintiffs brought suit a...

State v. Edwards  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: SC19735

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of home invasion, robbery in the first degree, larceny in the second degree, and assault of an elderly person in the third degree. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the t...

Amaral Brothers, Inc. v. Department of Labor  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: SC19622

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Connecticut corporation that operates Domino’s pizza franchises, filed a petition for a declaratory ruling with the Labor Commissioner seeking a determination that it could pay a reduced minimum wage to its...

Burns v. Adler (Dissent)
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC19560, SC19561
Burns v. Adler  
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC19560, SC19561

Justia Opinion Summary: Contractor and Homeowner entered into an agreement whereby Contractor agreed to furnish materials and supply labor in connection with renovations to Homeowner’s residence. After the renovation project was largely complet...

State v. Milner  
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Number: SC19759

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of interfering with an officer, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct. The conviction stemmed from an incident at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. Defendant appealed, arg...

Southwest Appraisal Group, LLC v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: SC19651

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Review of the Employment Security Appeals Division found Southwest Appraisal Group, LLC (Plaintiff) liable for unemployment compensation taxes, plus interest, for three of its automobile appraisers following...

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