Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions 2019

Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc. v. Platner  
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: SC20071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court with respect to an award of damages, holding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 51-183c applies when the Supreme Court reverses the trial court's judgment as to damages only...

State v. Blaine  
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: SC20087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, holding that there was no clear, obvious or indisputable error warranti...

State v. Moore
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC19869
State v. Raynor  
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC20042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that the record was inadequate to review Defendant's challenge under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), to the prosecutor's exercise of a per...

State v. Holmes (Concurrence)
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC20048
State v. Holmes  
Date: December 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC20048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court upholding Defendant's conviction of felony murder on the basis of its rejection of his claim brought under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), holding th...

Saunders v. Briner (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC19940
Saunders v. Briner  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC19940

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract action, the Supreme Court reversed in part the trial court's judgment rendered in favor of Plaintiff as to his derivative claims, holding that Plaintiff lacked standing to bring them under the...

Burke v. Mesniaeff (Concurrence)
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC20062
Burke v. Mesniaeff  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC20062

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment rendered in favor of Defendant after the jury found that, although Defendant had perpetrated an intentional assault and...

Wiederman v. Halpert
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC20066
Birch v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC20136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's successive petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the State's failure to correct certain testimony deprived Petitioner of a new...

Henning v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC20137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's successive petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the State's failure to correct certain testimony deprived Petitioner of a new...

Birch v. State
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC20138
Henning v. State
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC20139
Lazar v. Ganim  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC20381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court declining to order a new 2019 Democratic primary election for municipal office in the city of Bridgeport pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 9-329a(b), holding that the...

Osborn v. Waterbury (Dissent)
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: SC20129
Osborn v. Waterbury  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: SC20129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the trial court after concluding that expert testimony was necessary to establish the standard of care in this negligence action, h...

U.S. Bank National Assn. v. Crawford (Dissent)
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC19903
U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Crawford  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC19903

Justia Opinion Summary: In this writ of error the Supreme Court held that state courts lack jurisdiction to extend the automatic stay provision of the federal bankruptcy code, 11 U.S.C. 362(a)(1), to motions proceedings against nondebtor plaint...

Cenatiempo v. Bank of America, N.A.  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC20150

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint alleging that a residential loan servicer engaged in systematic misrepresentations and delays over several years of post default loan modification negotiations with mortgagors the Supreme Court affirmed...

Sobel v. Commissioner of Revenue Services  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: SC20215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the trial court's conclusion that Plaintiff was entitled to a credit for income taxes that he paid in New York, thus reversing in part the decision of the Commissioner of Reve...

Tremont Public Advisors, LLC v. Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: SC20119

Justia Opinion Summary: In this antitrust action alleging that Defendant, a quasi-public agency, engaged in a sham competitive bidding procedure and awarded a contract to a preselected entity for corrupt reasons and in violation of a competitiv...

Mayer-Wittmann v. Zoning Board of Appeals (Concurrence)
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC19972
Mayer-Wittmann v. Zoning Board of Appeals  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC19972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's appeal from a decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Stamford (zoning board) granting the application of Paul Breunich for...

Bilbao v. Goodwin  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC20078

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning how pre-embryos created through in vitro fertilization should be distributed upon the divorce of their progenitors the Supreme Court reversed the trial court's judgment insofar as the court determ...

State v. Lewis (Concurrence)
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: SC20002
State v. Lewis  
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: SC20002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence of a firearm that police seized during an investigatory stop, holdi...

Bowens v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: SC20204
Bowens v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: SC20204

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's second petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging his 1998 murder conviction, holding that the habeas court properly denied the petit...

State v. Williams-Bey (Dissent)
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC19954
State v. Williams-Bey  
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC19954

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's dismissal of Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that because Defendant is now eligible for parole under N...

State v. McCleese (Concurrence)
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC20081
State v. McCleese (Dissent)
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC20081
State v. McCleese  
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC20081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the legislature may and has remedied the co...

Griffin v. Commissioner of Correction
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC20179
Griffin v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: SC20179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court rendering judgment against Petitioner, a juvenile offender, on his claim that the evolution of Connecticut's "standards of decency" regarding acceptable punishm...

R.T. Vanderbilt Co., Inc. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20000, SC20001, SC20003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming in part and reversing in part numerous interlocutory decisions made by the trial court in connection with the first and second phases of a trial be...

In re Taijha H.-B. (Concurrence)
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: SC20151
In re Taijha H.-B.  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: SC20151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that in case a case involving the termination of parental rights where an indigent parent has a constitutional right to appellate counsel, appointed counsel may not be permitted to withdraw without...

King v. Volvo Excavators AB  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: AC20097

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action to recover damages for personal injuries resulting from an allegedly defective product the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants, holding t...

State v. Ayala (Dissent)
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC19888
State v. Ayala  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: SC19888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, holding that there was no error in the trial court's evidentiary rulings. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court err...

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency v. Jackson  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC19946

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting Defendants' motions for summary judgment and dismissing Plaintiff's claim that Defendants' negligent disposal of cigarettes inside an abandoned, private...

State v. Elmer G.  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: SC20031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court upholding Defendant's convictions for several offenses stemming from the sexual assault of his minor daughter, holding that the evidence was sufficient to su...

State v. Leniart (Concurrence)
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19809, SC19811
State v. Leniart (First Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19809, SC19811
State v. Leniart (Second Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19809, SC19811
State v. Leniart  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19809, SC19811

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing Defendant's conviction for murder and three counts of capital felony and remanding the case for a new trial, holding t...

State v. Robert H.  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC19841

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that Appellant's claim that his conviction violated the corpus delicti rule was unreviewable on appeal, holding that unpreserved corpus delicti cl...

Riley v. Travelers Home & Marine Insurance Co.  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: SC19968

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract and negligent infliction of emotional distress action the Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's judgment affirming the trial court's judgment denying Defendant's motion for judgment notw...

Sena v. American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc.  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: SC19971

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court denying the City of Bridgeport's motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff's complaint that the City was negligent by failing to follow a local emergency service...

Metcalf v. Fitzgerald  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: SC20227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting motions to dismiss Plaintiff's state law claims for vexatious litigation and unfair and deceptive business acts or practices during Plaintiff's underlyi...

State v. Tony M.  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: SC19934

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of murder and risk of injury to a child, holding that none of Defendant's claims of error warranted reversal of his convictions. Defendant...

Traylor v. State  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: SC19977

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical negligence action, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court rendered in accordance with the court's granting of Defendants' motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, holding that the...

Lederle v. Spivey  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: SC20016

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dissolution of marriage action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the decision of the trial court awarding appellate attorney's fees to Plaintiff under the bad faith excepti...

Department of Transportation v. White Oak Corp.  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: SC20131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that a money judgment against Department of Transportation had been satisfied, holding that the Department satisfied its judgment to White Oak Corpor...

Snell v. Norwalk Yellow Cab, Inc. (Concurrence)
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: SC19929
Snell v. Norwalk Yellow Cab, Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: SC19929

Justia Opinion Summary: In this negligence action, the Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Court's decision determining that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Plaintiff's motion to set aside the jury verdict for Defen...

U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Blowers  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: SC20067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment of strict foreclosure in favor of Plaintiff's mortgagee, U.S. Bank National Association, holding that the Appellate Cour...

State v. Walker  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: SC20101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that Defendant failed to establish that his Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses against him was violated at trial, holding that, u...

Meletrich v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: SC20075

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court dismissing Appellant's appeal from the judgment of the habeas court denying Appellant's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant...

Reclaimant Corp. v. Deutsch  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: SC20133

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of Defendants after concluding that Plaintiff's unjust enrichment claims were governed by Delaware law and were thus time-bar...

State v. Dudley  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: SC20177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's petition seeking erasure of an earlier finding that he had violated his probation, holding that the trial court properly rejected Defendant's...

Haughwout v. Tordenti  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: SC20076

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that Plaintiff's various statements and gestures regarding gun violence and mass shootings that led to his expulsion from the university were true th...

Cimmino v. Marcoccia  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: SC20084

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme dismissed the writ of error filed by Appellant, who was suspended from the practice of law before the appellate court for a six-month period, holding that an additional order issued by the appellate court in...

State v. Weatherspoon  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: SC20134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of sexual assault in a cohabiting relationship, holding that alleged improper comments made by the prosecutor during closing argument and cross-examination did not warran...

State v. Petion (Dissent)
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: SC19938
State v. Petion (Concurrence)
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: SC19938
State v. Petion  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: SC19938

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of two counts of assault in the first degree, holding that the evidence was insufficient to support Defendant's conv...

McKay v. Longman (Concurrence)
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20013, SC20014
McKay v. Longman  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20013, SC20014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in this action seeking, inter alia, to enforce a foreign judgment, holding that a plaintiff who is neither a party to a mortgage nor an intended beneficiary of t...

State v. Jacques (Concurrence)
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC19783
State v. Jacques  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC19783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's murder conviction and remanded the case for a new trial, holding that the trial court erred in denying Defendant's motion to suppress. Defendant was arrested for drug offenses and...

Doe v. Cochran (Dissent)
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC19879
Doe v. Cochran  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC19879

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case alleging negligence against a physician, the Supreme Court recognized a third-party cause of action for negligent misreporting of sexually transmitted disease (STD) test results, holding that a physician who...

Rockstone Capital, LLC v. Sanzo  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC20041

Justia Opinion Summary: In this foreclosure action, the Supreme Court held that Defendants John Sanzo and Maria Sanzo were not entitled to the homestead exemption, which is available when a creditor forecloses on a judgment lien but not on a co...

State v. Sinclair (Concurrence)
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: SC19932
State v. Sinclair  
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: SC19932

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment convicting Defendant of one count of possession of narcotics with intent to sell by a person who is not drug-dependent,...

Murphy v. Darien  
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: SC19983

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant on the grounds that the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970, 49 U.S.C. 20101 et seq., preempted Plaintiff's negli...

Northrup v. Witkowski (Dissent)
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: SC20023
Northrup v. Witkowski  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: SC20023

Justia Opinion Summary: In this negligence action, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's grant of Defendants' motion for summary judgment, holding that Spitzer v. Waterbury, 154 A. 157 (Conn....

Boisvert v. Gavis  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20049, SC20053

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Father's postjudgment motion for a no contact order between his minor child and the child's maternal aunt, holding that Father failed to meet his burden...

Girolametti v. Michael Horton Associates, Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20032, SC20033, SC20036, SC 20034, SC 20035

Justia Opinion Summary: In this construction dispute between a property owner and a general contractor the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court that, in the absence of clear evidence of contrary intent by the parties, subc...

Fiano v. Old Saybrook Fire Co. No. 1, Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: SC20135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Appellate Court upholding the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the municipal defendants in this personal injury action, holding that there was no genuine issue of...

Presidential Village, LLC v. Perkins  
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: SC20043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the trial court dismissing the summary process action initiated by Landlord, holding that the the trial court properly concluded th...

Geriatrics, Inc. v. McGee (Dissent)
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: SC20047
Geriatrics, Inc. v. McGee  
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: SC20047

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court insofar as it rendered judgment in Defendant's favor on counts alleging fraudulent transfer under the Connecticut Uniform Fraudulent...

Demond v. Project Service, LLC  
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20025, SC20026, SC20027, SC20028

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court against Defendants in this public nuisance suit, holding that Defendants' contractual undertaking with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital (Concurrence)
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: SC20052
Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital  
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: SC20052

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion for remittitur after a jury awarded $1.2 million in noneconomic damages to Plaintiff, as the administratrix of the decedent's estate,...

Tuohy v. Town of Groton  
Date: May 28, 2019
Docket Number: SC20019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendants and upholding the legality of assessments of Plaintiffs' properties following a revaluation - which was a mass appraisal - conducted by th...

Redding Life Care, LLC v. Town of Redding  
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: SC20054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court vacating the trial court's order denying David Salinas's motion for a protective order seeking to prohibit the Town of Redding from taking his deposition, ho...

Griswold v. Camputaro  
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: SC20061

Justia Opinion Summary: In certified appeal arising from a consolidated zoning appeal and enforcement action relating to a manufacturing facility the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the super...

Brennan v. Waterbury  
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: SC19937

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning the proper recipient of heart and hypertension benefits under Conn. Gen. Stat. 7-433c for permanent disability if such benefits vested and were payable during the claimant's lifetime but were not...

State v. Owen  
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: SC20127

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court determining that the prosecutor did not abuse her discretion in a manner clearly contrary to manifest public interest when she entered a nolle prosequi on the ba...

State v. Guerrera (Concurrence)
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: SC19785
State v. Guerrera  
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: SC19785

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction of one count of murder, holding that the trial court should have dismissed rather than denied Defendant's motion for...

State v. McCoy (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: SC19905
State v. McCoy  
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: SC19905

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that inmates charged in criminal cases, some of whose telephone calls and noncontact visits have been recorded and reviewed by the Department of Corrections, are not entitled, under Brady v. Maryla...

Newland v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: SC19987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court granting Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner established good cause for failing to raise his claim at trial or on direct...

Board of Education of Town of New Milford v. New Milford Education Ass'n  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: SC20140

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between the Board of Education of the Town of New Milford (Board) and the New Milford Education Association (Union) the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying the Board's applicati...

Essex Insurance Co. v. William Kramer & Associates, LLC  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: SC20130

Justia Opinion Summary: In this negligence case, the Supreme Court answered a question certified to it by a federal district court by concluding that the trial evidence was not legally sufficient to support the jury's finding that a continuing...

Feehan v. Marcone
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20216, SC20217, SC20218
Feehan v. Marcone  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20216, SC20217, SC20218

Justia Opinion Summary: In these public interest appeals arising from a mix-up at a high school polling place in the town of Stratford where approximately seventy-six voters received the incorrect ballots, rendering those voters unable to cast...

Mangiafico v. Farmington  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC19993

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, in light of Patsy v. Board of Regents, 457 U.S. 496, 501 (1982), and its progeny, a plaintiff is not required to exhaust administrative remedies prior to filing a 42 U.S.C. 1983 claim in stat...

Hynes v. Jones  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: SC20009

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's decision affirming the trial court's judgment dismissing Plaintiff's appeal from the decree of the probate court monitoring use of a September 11th Victim Compensation Fun...

Raspberry Junction Holding, LLC v. Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: SC19974

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant, Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority, on the basis of a rule (Rule) promulgated by Defendant immunizing itse...

State v. Purcell  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: SC19980

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction, holding that Defendant's statements during interrogation did not meet the standard set forth in Davis v. United States, 512...

Deutsche Bank AG v. Sebastian Holdings, Inc.  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC20037, SC20038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court in this interlocutory appeal regarding what preclusive effective to give in this action to the findings and judgment rendered by an English court in a prior...

State v. Brown  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: SC19960

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the trial court granting Defendant's motions to suppress all cell site location information (CSLI) obtained by the State as a result of three ex parte orders that had been gran...

Gould v. Stamford  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: SC20004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Compensation Review Board affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commissioner concluding that Plaintiff was not an employee of Intervale Group, LLC for purposes...

State v. Davis  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: SC20157

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence discovered by the police during the forcible detention of Defendant, holding that Defendant's detention violated...

State v. Fernando V. (Dissent)
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC19885
State v. Fernando V.  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC19885

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that the improper exclusion of P's testimony during the underlying criminal proceedings was not harmless, holding that the testimony was necessary...

Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (Dissent)
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19832, SC19833
Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Numbers: SC19832, SC19833

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought by the administrators of the estates of nine people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Supreme Court held that the trial court properly determined that, although the trial...

State v. Daniel B. (Dissent)
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC19788
State v. Daniel B. (Joint Appendix)
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC19788
State v. Daniel B.  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: SC19788

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant’s judgment of conviction, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support Defendant’s conviction for attempt to commit murder under t...

State v. Henderson  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC19947

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant’s motion to correct on illegal sentence, holding that the Appellate Court’s thorough and well rea...

In re Jacob W. (Dissent)
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC20063
In re Jacob W.  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC20063

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgments of the trial court denying the petitions filed by the maternal grandmother (Petitioner) for termination of Father's parental rights w...

O'Brien v. New Haven
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: SC20069
Independent Party of CT-State Central v. Merrill  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: SC20160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this writ of error brought by the plaintiffs in error seeking to protect their rights with respect to the judgment of the trial court that was challenged on appeal in Independent Party of CT-S...

Independent Party of CT-State Central v. Merrill  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: SC20165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court for Defendants Michael Telesca and Rocco Frank, Jr. in this battle between the Danbury faction and the Waterbury faction over the control of the state’s Independ...

Do v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: SC19722

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the decision of the trial court and sustaining Plaintiff’s appeal, holding that the hearing officer did not abuse his discretion in admitting and r...

Restaurant Supply, LLC v. Giardi Ltd. Partnership  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: SC20154

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendants after concluding that Plaintiff did not sufficiently plead that a transaction was an auction without reserve, holding that Plaintiff’s all...

Ventura v. Town of East Haven  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: SC19898

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the trial court’s judgment in favor of Plaintiff in this personal injury case, holding that that Appellate Court correctly determined that governme...

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...

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