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Recent Decisions From the Connecticut Supreme Court

Ventura v. Town of East Haven
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: SC19898
Marquez v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC19889
Marquez v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC19889

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner’s habeas petition, holding that the State did not violate the due process of Petitioner by not...

Johnson v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: SC19856

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court reversing in part the judgment of the habeas court granting in part Petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the ground that Petitioner’s defense...

Cady v. Zoning Board of Appeals  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC20011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court sustaining Plaintiff’s administrative appeal, holding that the trial court erred in determining that Defendant’s proposed revision of boundary lines between cert...

Garner v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC19927

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the habeas court rejecting Petitioner’s claim that a 2013 amendment to Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-125a, as applied retroactively to him, violated the ex post facto clause of th...

Breton v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC19928

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the habeas court dismissing Petitioner’s petition for habeas corpus, holding that the ex post facto clause barred the Commissioner of Correction from applying a 2013 amendment t...

Browning v. Van Brunt, DuBiago & Co., LLC  
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: SC20010

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting Defendants’ motion to dismiss this claim brought by trust beneficiaries against third parties on behalf of the trust, holding that the trial court prope...

Graham v. Commissioner of Transportation (Dissent)
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: SC19867
Graham v. Commissioner of Transportation  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: SC19867

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Commissioner of Transportation on the ground that Plaintif...

Commissioner of Emergency Services & Public Protection v. Freedom of Information Commission  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19852, SC19853

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over a public records request, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court, holding that the search and seizure statutes, Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-33a through 54-36p, do not satisfy the requirem...

Suntech of Connecticut, Inc. v. Lawrence Brunoli, Inc.
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC19970
State v. Newton  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC20012

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s judgment of conviction of three counts of illegal practices in campaign financing, holding that the trial court improperly instructed the jury as to the applicable mens rea for the...

Sun Val, LLC v. Commissioner of Transportation  
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: SC20045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of the Commissioner of Transportation (Defendant) on Plaintiff’s complaint alleging, inter alia, that Defendant negligently authorized Hallberg Contract...

Dish Network, LLC v. Commissioner of Revenue Services  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19800, SC19801, SC19802

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the extent to which Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-256(b)(2) imposes a tax on gross earnings from a satellite television operator’s business operations in Connecticut, including the transmission of video programming, t...

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