Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions 2018

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...

Angersola v. Radiologic Associates of Middletown, P.C.  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19619, SC19749

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting the motions to dismiss filed by Defendants, healthcare providers, on the ground that Plaintiffs failed to commence their action within the five-year rep...

Filosi v. Electric Boat Corp.  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19990, SC19991

Justia Opinion Summary: In this workers’ compensation case, the Supreme Court held that Defendant-employer was collaterally estopped from challenging an employee’s eligibility for benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act (state act), Conn....

State v. Taupier  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC19950

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of threatening in the first degree, two counts of disorderly conduct, and breach of the peace in the second degree, holding that Defendant’s...

Smith v. Rudolph  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC20008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that there is no right to a jury trial in an action brought under Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-556, which waives sovereign immunity for claims arising from a state employee’s negligent operation of a state...

Hartford v. CBV Parking Hartford, LLC  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SC20044

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over compensation owed after property was taken by eminent domain, the Supreme Court reversed the interest awarded by the trial court and otherwise affirmed the judgment, holding that the trial court lack...

State v. Harris  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC19649

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case, the Supreme Court held that the due process guarantee in Connecticut Constitution in article first, section 8 provides somewhat broader protection than the United States Constitution with respect t...

Town of Ledyard v. WMS Gaming, Inc.  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: SC19917

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court dismissing the appeal filed by Defendant, a property owner, of the trial court’s determination that Plaintiff, a municipality, was entitled to an award for t...

Standard Petroleum Co. v. Faugno Acquisition, LLC  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19874, SC19875

Justia Opinion Summary: In this consolidated action, the Supreme Court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in ordering class certification. Plaintiffs, service station operators and franchised dealers for gasoline products s...

Greene v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: SC19961
Greene v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: SC19961

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the habeas court did not err in determining that the State had not violated Petitioner’s...

State v. Simpson  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: SC19846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the Defendant's conviction of murder following his guilty plea entered under the Alford doctrine, holding that the trial court properly denied Defe...

State v. Allan  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: SC19880

Justia Opinion Summary: In this companion case to State v. Evans, __ A.3d __ (Conn. 2018), which was also decided today, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant’s motion to correct an illegal sentence and de...

State v. Evans  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: SC19881

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that its decision in State v. Ray, 966 A.2d 148 (Conn. 2009), remained good law in light of the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in Alleyne v. United States, 570 U.S. 99 (2013...

Gagliano v. Advanced Specialty Care, P.C.  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: SC19804

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court held that the trial court properly determined that there was sufficient evidence from which the jury reasonably could have found that a surgical resident was an actua...

Helmedach v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: SC19836

Justia Opinion Summary: In this habeas proceeding, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court holding that defense counsel’s delay in presenting to Petitioner a favorable plea offer from the prosecutor during trial amounted...

Levin v. State  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: SC19935

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of Defendant following the grant of Defendant’s motion to strike, holding that an action authorized by the claims commissioner, limited to medical malpractic...

Kelsey v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: SC19945

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the degree to which Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-470 constrains the discretion of the habeas court as to when it may act on the Commissioner of Correction’s motion for an order to show good cause why a habeas petitio...

Shirley P. v. Norman P.  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: SC19870

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this divorce case was whether a property award based on a criminal conviction that was later reversed must also be reversed. Wife sought dissolution of her marriage to Husband after Husband allegedly assault...

Trinity Christian School v. Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: SC19884

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court granting the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s administrative appeal from the Commission’s denial of Plaintiff’s motion to...

Tannone v. Amica Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC20020, SC20021

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether section 38a-334-6(c)(2)(B) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, which authorizes exclusions in insurance policies when the owner of the underinsured vehicle is a rental car company desig...

Callaghan v. Car Parts International, LLC  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC19755

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the extent of an employer’s right to a credit against its obligation to pay workers’ compensation benefits for an injured employee who has recovered damages from a third-party tortfeasor that caused the empl...

Eubanks v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC19780

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Appellate Court improperly reached the merits of Petitioner’s claim that his trial counsel rendered ineffective of assistance of counsel in his habeas action. The Appellate Court reversed...

Hickey v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC19781

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that even assuming, without deciding, that the performance of Appellant’s trial counsel was deficient, Appellant failed to prove prejudice, and therefore, Appellant could not prevail on his claim o...

D'Attilo v. Statewide Grievance Committee (Appendix)
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC20059
D'Attilo v. Statewide Grievance Committee  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: SC20059

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Plaintiffs, complainants in attorney disciplinary proceedings, were neither statutorily nor classically aggrieved by certain decisions of the Fairfield Grievance Panel and the Stamford-Norwalk...

State v. Roszkowski  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19370

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant’s convictions for three counts of murder for the murders of Thomas Gaudet, Holly Flannery, and Kylie Flannery and two counts of capital felony for the coincident murders of Gaudet and Flannery and the murder of...

Kutcha v. Arisian  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19730

Justia Opinion Summary: Because Defendant’s signs on her property were not “advertising signs,” the trial court properly concluded that municipal regulation of the signs was outside the scope of a municipality’s zoning commission’s authority to...

Walgreen Eastern Co. v. Town of West Hartford  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19750

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that Plaintiff, Walgreen Eastern Company, Inc., had established aggrievement under Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-117a by showing that the valuation of Plaintif...

Mendillo v. Tinley, Renehan & Dost, LLP  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19923

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s collateral attack on Sowell v. DiCara, 127 A.3d 356 (Conn. App. Ct. 2015), cert. denied, 128 A.3d 953 (Conn. 2015), in this declaratory judgment action was nonjusticiable under Valvo v. Freedom of Information...

State v. Jan G.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC19518

Justia Opinion Summary: Because Defendant was not self-represented during his testimony, the trial court’s decision to allow Defendant to testify in narrative form did not cause him to be self-represented without a proper waiver of his right to...

State v. Norman P.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC19863

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court improperly refused to mark for certain records for identification and abused its discretion in declining to review those records in camera. Defendant was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in a...

State v. Parnoff (Concurrence)
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC19588
State v. Parnoff (Dissent)
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC19588
State v. Parnoff  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC19588

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant’s statement to two water company employees who had entered his property pursuant to an easement to service a fire hydrant was not “fighting words,” and therefore, the First Amendment forbids the imposition of c...

State v. Castillo (Dissent)
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC19777
State v. Castillo  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC19777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that, during Defendant’s in-home interrogation by the police, he was not in custody for purposes of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Defe...

Williams v. City of New Haven  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: SC20005

Justia Opinion Summary: Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-51bb permitted Plaintiff to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission alleging that the City of New Haven had violated Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-290a by wrongfully terminating his employment in...

Arciniega v. Feliciano  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC20088

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this election case was the validity of petitions submitted to qualify a slate of candidates to run for election to the Democratic Town Committee for the sixth district of the city of Hartford. Specifically at...

State v. Tierinni  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: SC19778

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant’s conviction of four counts of sexual assault in the second degree and three counts of risk of injury to a child, holding that the Appell...

State v. Jordan  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: SC19810

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court improperly determined that evidence of the victim’s convictions for crimes of violence is inadmissible as a matter of law, but the error was harmless. Defendant was charged with assault in the second deg...

Samelko v. Kingstone Insurance Co.  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: SC19964

Justia Opinion Summary: Exercising jurisdiction over Defendant-insurer under the circumstances of this case was permitted by Connectictut’s corporate long arm statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. 33-929(f)(1), and comported with the due process clause of...

Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: SC19251
Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction (First Dissent)
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: SC19251
Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction (Second Dissent)
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: SC19251
Skakel v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: SC19251

Justia Opinion Summary: In this habeas corpus proceeding, the Supreme Court held that the habeas court properly concluded that Petitioner was entitled to a new trial because counsel in his murder case rendered ineffective assistance. On appeal...

Cook-Littman v. Board of Selectmen  
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: SC20007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting an application by five individual electors of the Town of Fairfield (collectively, Plaintiffs) for a writ of mandamus compelling a special election for...

Meribear Productions, Inc. v. Frank  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: SC19721

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiff against Defendants, Joan Frank and George Frank, holding that there was no final judgment as...

MacDermid, Inc. v. Leonetti  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: SC19817

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court rendering judgment in favor of Plaintiff on its claim of unjust enrichment. On appeal, Defendant argued that Plaintiff’s unjust enrichment claim was barred by...

State v. Porter  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: SC19818

Justia Opinion Summary: A court may look to the evidence presented at trial when determining if a defendant’s conviction violated the constitution prohibition against double jeopardy. Defendant appealed his convictions of assault of public saf...

FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. v. Stewart  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: SC19891

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court finding that Defendants had trespassed on property that Plaintiff owned. When Plaintiff commenced this action alleging trespass Defendants claimed that Plainti...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hickey
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: SC19892
Marchesi v. Board of Selectmen of the Town of Lyme  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19726

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff’s appeal from the decision of the Town of Lyme and its Board of Selectmen (collectively, Defendants) determining the lost or uncertain bound...

Barlow v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: SC19774

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the habeas court, which was rendered on remand following the Appellate Court’s previous decision denying Petitione...

State v. Cushard  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC19708

Justia Opinion Summary: Any error in the trial court’s acceptance of Defendant’s waiver of the right to counsel following the court’s canvass was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, and therefore, Defendant was not entitled to a new trial. Def...

Meadowbrook Center, Inc. v. Buchman  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: SC19878

Justia Opinion Summary: The thirty-day deadline provided by Practice Book 11-21, which governs motions for attorney’s fees, is directory rather than mandatory, thus affording a trial court discretion to entertain untimely motions. In this cont...

Amica Mutual Insurance Co. v Muldowney  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: SC19794

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was what sort of “specific agreement” is required under DiLullo v. Joseph, 792 A.2d 819 (Conn. 2002), to overcome DiLullo’s presumption that a landlord’s insurer has no right of subrogation to bring an action ag...

Keeley v. Ayala  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC20029, SC20040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court ordering a new Democratic special primary in this challenge brought by Plaintiff, a losing candidate, holding that the number of absentee ballots invalidated as...

Reinke v. Sing  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: SC19687

Justia Opinion Summary: The Appellate Court erred in concluding that, under Conn. Gen. Stat. 46b-86(a), in the absence of a finding of fraud, the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to modify the property distribution orders in a pri...

Harnage v. Lightner  
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC19806

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s action against Defendants in their individual capacities was properly dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. Plaintiff, an inmate, brought this action against defendant state employees in their officia...

Glastonbury v. Metropolitan District Commission (Appendix)
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC19843
Glastonbury v. Metropolitan District Commission  
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC19843

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court adopted the decision of the trial court as a statement of the facts and the applicable law on the issues raised in this case regarding whether Plaintiff’s claim was justiciable and not rendered moot by...

A Better Way Wholesale Autos, Inc. v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: SC19815
Doe v. Town of West Hartford  
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: SC19828

Justia Opinion Summary: Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-593a, a remedial savings statute that operates to render an action timely commenced so long as process is delivered to a marshal prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations and se...

Lucenti v. Laviero (3 Concurrence)
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19172
Lucenti v. Laviero (3 First Dissent)
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19172
Lucenti v. Laviero (3 Second Dissent)
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19172
Lucenti v. Laviero (3)  
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19172

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the contours of the proof necessary for an employee to establish an employer’s subjective intent to create a dangerous situation with a “substantial certainty of injury” to the employee for pu...

Martinez v. New Haven (Dissent)
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19850
Martinez v. New Haven  
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19850

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the trial court erred in determining that Plaintiff proved the imminent harm to identifiable persons exception to the defense of governmental immunity with respect to injuries he sustained when other...

State v. Josephs  
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC19900

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of a single violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53-247, a provision that criminalizes a broad range of acts of cruelty to animals, stemming from D...

State v. Campbell  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC18072

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of capital felony, two counts of murder, and other crimes. Defendant was sentenced to death plus forty-five ye...

St. Juste v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19460

Justia Opinion Summary: The Appellate Court dismissed as moot Petitioner’s appeal from the judgment of the habeas court, which denied his amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging his conviction of assault in the second degree. T...

Valliere v. Commissioner of Social Services  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19701

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the relationship between Conn. Gen. Stat. 45a-655(b) and (d) in determining whether a spousal support order previously rendered by the probate court was binding on the Commission of Social Services when calc...

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority v. Alfaro (Dissent)
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19720
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority v. Alfaro  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19720

Justia Opinion Summary: In certain circumstances, Conn. Gen. Stat. 42-150bb permits an award of attorney’s fees to a defendant when a plaintiff withdraws an action as of right pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-80 prior to a hearing on the merits....

Jones v. State (Concurrence)
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19725
Jones v. State  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court upholding that decision of the trial court denying Petitioner’s petition for a new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence. In his petition, Petition...

Brooks v. Powers (Dissent)
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19727
Brooks v. Powers  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19727

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court, which reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Defendants on the grounds that Plaintiff’s action was barred by governmental immunity as a mat...

Ridgaway v. Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19728

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the Appellate Court properly determined that the trial court abused its discretion when it rendered a judgment of nonsuit against Plaintiffs for their counsel’s conduct in relation to co...

Bouchard v. State Employees Retirement Commission  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19754

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether all state employees, respective of when they retired, were entitled to have their benefits recalculated in accordance with Longley v. State Employees Retirement Commission, 931 A.2d 890 (Conn. 2007)....

State v. Panek  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: SC19772

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with violating Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-189a(a)(1), which prohibits a person from, knowingly and with malice, video recording another person under certain circumstances. At issue was the meaning of the...

Kirby of Norwich v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19825, SC19826, SC19827

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether individuals engaged in door-to-door sales of vacuums provided by Plaintiff should be classified as independent contractors or as Plaintiff’s employees for purposes of the Unemployment Compensation Ac...

State v. Holley (Dissent)
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: SC19598
State v. Holley  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: SC19598

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of felony murder, home invasion, and robbery in the first degree, among other crimes. The Supr...

Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education, Inc. v. Rell  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: SC19768

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court did not err in determining that Plaintiffs failed to establish that the state’s educational offerings are not minimally adequate under Conn. Const. art. VIII, 1. Plaintiffs brought this action seeking,...

Cohen v. Cohen  
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC19640

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting Ruth Cohen’s motion to modify a modification order modifying the alimony provision of the divorce decree dissolving the marriage of Franklin and Ruth Co...

Epps v. Commissioner of Correction
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC19773
Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. (Concurrence)
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC19873
Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.  
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: SC19873

Justia Opinion Summary: A duty of confidentiality arises from the physician-patient relationship, and unauthorized disclosure of confidential information obtained in the course of that relationship for the purpose of treatment gives rise to a c...

In Re Egypt E. (Dissent)
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19913, SC19914
In re Egypt E.  
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Numbers: SC19913, SC19914

Justia Opinion Summary: Termination of parental rights pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 17a-112(j)(3)(C) may not be based upon predictive harm. Parents appealed from the judgments of the trial court terminating their parental rights as to their tw...

State v. Miranda (Concurrence)
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: SC19597
State v. Miranda  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: SC19597

Justia Opinion Summary: The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed defendant's murder conviction and held that defendant expressly waived his claim that the trial court incorrectly failed to strike a witness's improper testimony. In this case, defe...

Francini v. Goodspeed Airport, LLC  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: SC19705

Justia Opinion Summary: The Connecticut Supreme Court held that the Appellate Court properly concluded that the trial court should not have rendered summary judgment in favor of defendant, because a genuine issue of material fact existed as to...

Corsair Special Situations Fund, LP v. Engineered Framing Systems, Inc.  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: SC19953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit sought the Connecticut Supreme Court's advice as to whether a Connecticut state marshal was entitled to the statutory fee of 15 percent on the amount of the execution for the levy of an execution, when...

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