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CCT Communications, Inc. v. Zone Telecom, Inc.  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: SC19574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendant on Plaintiff’s complaint and Defendant’s counterclaim for damages and declaratory judgment. This case stemmed from a purchase agreement ent...

State v. Urbanowski
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: SC19678
State v. Patel (0 Order on Motion)  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: SC16042

Justia Opinion Summary: The right to bail under Conn. Const. art. I, section 8 is extinguished upon a finding of guilt, accepted by the court, and does not continue until the defendant has been sentenced for that offense. Defendant was release...

Wellswood Columbia, LLC v. Town of Hebron  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: SC19693

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment for the Town of Hebron on this complaint brought by Plaintiffs seeking damages for a temporary taking, temporary nuisance, and tortious...

Bagley v. Adel Wiggins Group  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: SC19835

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court for Plaintiff in this action brought pursuant to Connecticut’s Product Liability Act under strict liability and negligence theories, holding that Plaintiff faile...

In Re Elianah T.-T. (Order on Motion)  
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: SC19902

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner’s motion for reconsideration but denied relief in this case addressing the mandatory vaccination of a child. In 2017, the Supreme Court held that Conn. Gen. Stat. 17a-10(c) did not a...

In Re Elianah T.-T. (Order on Motion Concurrence)
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: SC19902
James v. Commissioner of Correction (Dissent)
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: SC19787
James v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: SC19787

Justia Opinion Summary: Conn. Gen. Stat. 18-98d requires that if a person serving a term of imprisonment exercises his constitutional right to pursue a double jeopardy claim on a charge for which the sentence may run concurrently, that person i...

State v. Pelella  
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: SC19760

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges against him, holding that the trial court incorrectly determined that an expression of an intent to cause harm...

Sepega v. DeLaura Concurrence
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: SC19683
Sepega v. DeLaura  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: SC19683

Justia Opinion Summary: The firefighter’s rule should not be extended beyond claims of premises liability so as to bar a police officer from recovering, under theory of ordinary negligence, from a homeowner who is also an alleged active tortfea...

Lund v. Milford Hospital, Inc. Dissent
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: SC19834
Lund v. Milford Hospital, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: SC19834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s judgment in favor of Defendant in light of this court’s decision in Sepega v. DeLaura, __ A.3d ___ (Conn. 2017). Plaintiff, a state trooper, sued Defendant hospital for person...

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...

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