Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions 2021

State v. Turner  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that the trial court's instructions in this criminal case, while improper, did not impact Defendant's due process right to a fair trial, holding…

State v. Jodi D.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20370
State v. Jodi D.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20370
State v. Jodi D.
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20370
State v. Jodi D.  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20370

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of assault of a disabled person in the second degree, holding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-60b(a)(1) and Conn. Gen. Stat.…

State v. Tinsley  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20479

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence on the basis of its conclusion that Defendant's…

Rainbow Housing Corp. v. Cromwell (Concurrence)
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20506
Rainbow Housing Corp. v. Cromwell  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20506

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that property used for a residential mental health treatment program was tax exempt under Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-81(7), holding that the court did not…

State v. Gibson  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of felony murder, robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, and criminal possession of a firearm,…

Dissent - North Sails Group, LLC v. Boards & More GMBH
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20338
North Sails Group, LLC v. Boards & More GmbH  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20338

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction this complaint against Defendants, Board and More GmbH (B&M) and Emeram Capital Partners GmbH (Emeram), holding that…

State v. Culbreath  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court finding Defendant guilty of manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm and other offenses, holding that the trial court improperly admitted certain…

State v. Dawson (Dissent)
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20361
State v. Dawson  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20361

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of criminal possession of a pistol or revolver in violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-217c, holding that the appellate…

Boardwalk Realty Associates, LLC v. M & S Gateway Associates, LLC  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court concluding that Boardwalk Realty Associates, LLC (Boardwalk), the court-appointed receiver of rents, lacked authority under Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-163a to impose…

Abel v. Johnson  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20436

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court reversing in part the trial court's judgment granting injunctive relief against Defendant and enforcing several restrictions against the property at…

Raspberry Junction Holding, LLC v. Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that Defendant, a municipal corporation that provided water to towns and boroughs in southeastern Connecticut, was not liable for the losses of…

State v. Robert R.  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20355

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of one count of sexual assault in the first degree, holding that the trial court violated Defendant's Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of counsel. At issue on…

State v. Robert R.
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20355
Halladay v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20369

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court that dismissed Petitioner's appeal from the order of the habeas court directing Petitioner to produce certain investigative materials contained in the file…

Halladay v. Commissioner of Correction
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20369
Normandy v. American Medical Systems, Inc.  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court concluding that Defendant, as a hospital, was not a product seller for purposes of imposing strict liability under the Connecticut Product Liability Act, Conn.…

Normandy v. American Medical Systems, Inc.
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20500
Maghfour v. Waterbury  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20502

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court concluding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 7-464, as amended by section 1 of No. 17-165 of the 2017 Public Acts (P.A. 17-165), did not authority the City of Waterbury's…

Doe v. Madison  
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Numbers: SC20508, SC20509, SC20510

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case arising from the sexual abuse of Plaintiffs by Allison Marchese, an English teacher at their high school, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of…

Doe v. Madison
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Numbers: SC20508, SC20509, SC20510
State v. Roy D. L.  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of sexual assault in the third degree, sexual assault in the fourth degree, risk of injury to a child, and sexual assault in the first degree, holding that Defendant's…

Gallagher v. Fairfield  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20533

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court concluding that the Town of Fairfield may require James Gallagher and his wife to enroll in medicare but may also reimburse the…

O'Shea v. Scherban  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20542

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of Defendants, various city election officials and the secretary of state, in this election contest, holding that Plaintiff's arguments on…

State v. Haughwout  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20547

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part Defendant's convictions on charges arising from two separate incidents between him and officers of the Clinton Police Department in July 2015, holding that…

State v. Bemer (Concurrence)
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20195
State v. Bemer  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20195

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the trial court requiring Defendant to submit both to an examination for sexually transmitted diseases pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-102a(a) and to testing for human…

State v. Silva  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of one count of murder with special circumstances and imposing a mandatory sentence under Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-35a(1)(B) of life…

State v. Griffin (Concurrence)
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20439
State v. Griffin (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20439
State v. Griffin  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20439

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of murder, criminal attempt to commit robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, and criminal possession…

State v. Richards  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20490

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court upholding the trial court's judgment of conviction in this case, holding that there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find Defendant guilty of…

Clements v. Aramark Corp.  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court overruled Savage v. St. Aeden’s Church, 189 A. 599 (Conn. 1937), insofar as it concluded that an employee is entitled to compensation as a matter of law when, during the course of the employee's…

Cohen v. Statewide Grievance Committee
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20356
DeMaria v. Bridgeport  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20359

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court rendered in accordance with a jury verdict awarding Plaintiff damages for injuries he received from a fall on the…

State v. Watson  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20400

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's convictions of three distinct crimes in connection with his attack on a single victim over the course of an eight-hour period on a…

Thornton v. Jacobs  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20457

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this certified appeal as moot and vacated the judgment of the appellate court dismissing Defendant's appeal, holding that the appeal was moot and that vacatur was appropriate. This appeal…

State v. Courtney G.  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of sexual assault in the first degree and two counts of risk of injury to a child, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. On appeal,…

State v. Courtney G.
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20290
State v. Alicea
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20399
State v. Alicea  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20399

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of one count of intentional assault and one count of reckless assault, holding that the…

U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Rothermel  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20463

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court dismissing Defendant's appeal from the trial court's denial of her motion to open the judgment of strict foreclosure, holding that the trial court did not…

Anthony A. v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20499

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner's classification as a sex offender violated his right to procedural…

State v. Mark T.
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20242
State v. Mark T. (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20242
State v. Mark T.  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20242

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of risk of injury to a child, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by limiting Defendant's direct examination…

State v. Weathers  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20297

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of murder and related offenses, holding that the appellate court correctly concluded that the trial court's rejection of…

Great Plains Lending, LLC v. Department of Banking  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20340

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court sustaining Plaintiffs' administrative appeal and remanding this case to the Commissioner of Banking for further proceedings as to Plaintiffs' entitlement…

Farmington-Girard, LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission of City of Hartford  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20374

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgments of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's appeals challenging various text amendments to the Hartford Zoning Regulations and zoning…

Wilton Campus 1691, LLC. v. Wilton (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20388
Wilton Campus 1691, LLC v. Wilton  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20388

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that the assessor for Defendant, the town of Wilton, improperly imposed late filing penalties on Plaintiffs after taking and subscribing to the…

Banks v. Commissioner of Correction (First Concurrence)
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20222
Banks v. Commissioner of Correction (Second Concurrence)
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20222
Banks v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20222

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court resolved two questions left open by State v. Salamon, 949 A.2d 1092 (Conn. 2008) and its progeny, holding that that standard articulated in Brecht v. Abrahamson, 507 U.S. 6019 (1993),…

Bell v. Commissioner of Correction (First Concurrence)
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20223
Bell v. Commissioner of Correction (Second Concurrence)
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20223
Bell v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the habeas court denying Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus and ordering a new trial on certain charges, holding that…

Markley v. State Elections Enforcement Commission  
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: SC20305

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiffs' administrative appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction from the adverse decision of the State Elections Enforcement Commission…

State v. Michael T. (Concurrence)
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20230
State v. Michael T.
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20230
State v. Michael T. (Concurrence)
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20230
State v. Michael T.  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of three counts of first degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a child, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the…

Oudheusden v. Oudheusden  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20330

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the appellate court concluding that the trial court had abused its discretion in awarding Plaintiff $18,000 per month in permanent, nonmodifiable alimony, holding that the award…

State v. Porfil
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20379
Hernandez v. Apple Auto Wholesalers of Waterbury, LLC  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20481

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case coming to the Supreme Court on certification from a federal district court, the Court was asked to decide questions regarding Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-572g. The Court answered the questions as follows: (1) "the…

State v. Pompei  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of interfering with an officer, in violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-167a(a), holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. At issue on appeal…

Kelly Services, Inc. v. Senior Network, Inc.  
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: SC20548

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court awarding postjudgment, offer of compromise interest to Plaintiff under Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-192a and Practice Book 17-18, holding that the trial court's…

State v. Komisarjevsky  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: SC18973

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of six counts of capital felony, among other crimes, holding that Connecticut's individual voir dire process protected Defendant's right to…

State v. Francis  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: SC20353

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the trial court properly denied the motion. Defendant…

A Better Way Wholesale Autos, Inc. v. Saint Paul  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: SC20386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the superior court dismissing as untimely Plaintiff's application to vacate an arbitration award, holding that the thirty-day…

Ledyard v. WMS Gaming, Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: SC20418

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing decision the judgment of trial court and directing summary judgment for the Town of Ledyard, holding that the ambit of Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-161a…

State v. Armadore  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20248

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of murder as either a principal or as an accessory, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on any of his…

State v. Davis  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case to the trial court for further proceedings, holding that the trial court erred by failing to inquire into defense counsel's alleged conflict of interest. Defendant was convicted of…

State v. Battle
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20396
State v. Battle
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20396
Casey v. Lamont
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20494
Casey v. Lamont  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: SC20494

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Conn. Gen. Stat. 28-9 provided authority for Governor Ned Lamont to issue executive orders during the civil preparedness emergency he declared pursuant to the statute in response to the…

State v. Jose R.  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the sentence imposed upon Defendant in connection with his conviction of four counts of sexual assault in the first degree and three counts of risk of injury to a child, holding that the trial…

Moore v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20252

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court dismissing Petitioner's appeal from the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner could…

Francis v. Board of Pardons & Paroles  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the decision of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's declaratory judgment action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, holding that the…

Meriden v. Freedom of Information Commission  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court and concluding that Plaintiffs, the city of Meriden and the Meriden City Council, did not violate the open meeting…

Viking Construction, Inc. v. TMP Construction Group, LLC  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: SC20484

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to set aside the jury's verdict in this breach of contract action on the grounds that the terms of the underlying contract precluded…

Kent Literary Club of Wesleyan University v. Wesleyan University  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20226

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiffs on all counts in this commercial dispute, holding that the trial court failed properly to instruct the jury regarding the legal effects of…

State v. Christopher S. (Concurrence)
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20247
State v. Christopher S.  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of strangulation in the second degree and assault in the third degree, holding that there was no error in the trial court's…

New Haven v. AFSCME, Council 4, Local 3144  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: SC20362

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting the application of Defendant, AFSCME, Council 4, Local 344 (Union), to confirm an arbitration award reinstating Nichole Jefferson to her employment as…

Mitchell v. State  
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20287

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court dismissing Petitioner's appeal from the trial court's denial of his request for leave to file a late petition for certification to appeal from the court's…

State v. Gonzalez  
Date: September 14, 2021
Docket Number: SC20317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of three counts of sexual assault in the first degree and other crimes, holding that neither…

State v. Smith
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20187
State v. Smith
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20187
State v. Smith  
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed 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 trial court lacked subject matter…

Fay v. Merrill
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20486
Fay v. Merrill
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20486
Fay v. Merrill  
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: SC20486

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendant, Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State, intros action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to Defendant's change of the…

State v. Graham
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20153
State v. Graham
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20153
State v. Bischoff (Concurrence)
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20302
State v. Bischoff  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20302

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court determining that Public Acts, Spec. Session, June 2015, No. 15-2, 1 (Spec. Sess. P.A. 15-2) does not apply retroactively, holding that the plain language of…

State v. Bischoff (Concurrence)
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20302
State v. Bischoff  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20302

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the legislature's action in amending Conn. Gen. Stat. 21a-279(a) to reclassify a first offense for possession of narcotics from a class D felony subject to a maximum sentence of imprisonment…

One Elmcroft Stamford, LLC v. Zoning Board of Appeals  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 14-55 was not repealed by a sequence of contradictory public acts relating to that statute, holding that section 14-55 has…

One Elmcroft Stamford, LLC v. Zoning Board of Appeals  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 14-55 was not repealed by a sequence of public acts relating to that statute passed by the legislature in 2003, holding that…

State v. Gomes  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of assault in the second degree, holding that the appellate court erred in determining that the trial court's investigative…

State v. Gomes  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of assault in the second degree, holding that the appellate court erred in determining that a challenged jury instruction…

Burton v. Department of Environmental Protection  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20466

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action for a temporary injunction in connection with the intake and discharge of water from the Long Island Sound and nearby bodies of water by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., the owner and operator of a…

Burton v. Department of Environmental Protection  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: SC20466

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought under the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act of 1971 (CEPA), Conn. Gen. Stat. 22a-14 et seq., seeking an injunction requiring a nuclear power plant in Waterford to convert to a closed-cycle…

State v. Angel M. (Concurrence)
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20106
State v. Angel M.  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20106

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of sexually assaulting a twelve-year-old girl and sentencing him to a total effective prison term of thirty-three years,…

State v. Angel M. (Concurrence)
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20106
State v. Angel M.  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20106

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of the sexual assault of a twelve-year-old girl and his sentence of thirty-three years, holding that the trial court's enhancement of Defendant's sentence was not…

State v. Stephenson  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of burglary in the third degree, attempt to commit tampering with physical evidence, and…

State v. Stephenson  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court, which reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of burglary in the third degree and other offenses in connection with a break-in,…

Ross v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20281

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court denying habeas corpus relief after concluding that the doctrine of collateral estoppel barred Petitioner from litigating the issue of whether he was…

Ross v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20281

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court, which affirmed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner failed to…

Ross v. Commissioner of Correction
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20281
State v. Imperiale  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court revoking Defendant's probation and sentencing him to an effective term of imprisonment of two years, holding that the trial court did not err in denying…

State v. Imperiale  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court revoking Defendant's probation and sentencing him to a two-year term of imprisonment, holding that the trial court did not improperly deny Defendant's motion to…

Doe v. Rackliffe  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20420

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the trial court applying the general negligence statute of limitations in Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-584 to Plaintiffs' claims alleging medical negligence instead of the extended…

Doe v. Rackliffe  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: SC20420

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of Defendant, as executor of the estate of Robert Rackliffe, on the ground that Plaintiffs' negligence claims were time…

State v. Raynor (Concurrence)
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20183
State v. Raynor  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of murder, holding that the appellate court improperly upheld the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion for a Porter…

State v. Ruiz  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court revoking Defendant's probation following an incident in which he allegedly robbed and threatened a customer,…

Brass City Local, CACP v. City of Waterbury  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20337

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting the City of Waterbury's motion to dismiss this action seeking to have the trial court confirm an interest arbitration award, holding that the trial…

Stone v. East Coast Swappers, LLC  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court finding that Defendant, East Coast Swappers, LLC, had violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA),…

Klein v. Quinnipiac University
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: SC20405
State v. Manuel T.  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: SC20250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of six counts of sexual assault and four counts of risk of injury to a child from the sexual abuse of his girlfriend's…

State v. Jones (Concurrence)
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: SC20261
State v. Jones (Dissent)
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: SC20261
State v. Jones  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: SC20261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court holding that the special credibility instruction required in State v. Patterson, 886 A.2d 777 (Conn. 2005), did not apply to an incarcerated informant who…

State v. Carey  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: SC20273

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's judgment of conviction of murder, holding that the appellate court correctly concluded that any error relating to the admission…

Fisk v. Redding  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: SC20333

Justia Opinion Summary: In this public nuisance action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that the trial court abused its discretion when it denied Plaintiff's motion to set aside the verdict due to an…

State v. Kerlyn T.  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: SC20380

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Appellate Court affirming the judgments of the trial court convicting Defendant of, among other charges, aggravated sexual assault in the first degree and risk of injury to…

State v. Rolon  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: SC20423

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of conviction rendered by the trial court following Defendant's conditional plea of nolo contendere to the charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell,…

State v. Espino  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: SC20428

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of conviction rendered by the trial court following Defendant's conditional plea of nolo contendere to the charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell,…

State v. Best  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC20278

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder, two counts of attempted murder and related crimes, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting into evidence four photographs that…

Harvey v. Dept. of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC20325
Cole v. City of New Haven  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC20425

Justia Opinion Summary: In this personal injury action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants - the City of New Haven and one of its police officers, Nikki Curry - holding…

Cookish v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC20433

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's petition for certification to appeal from the dismissal of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the habeas court should…

Rodriguez v. Kaiaffa, LLC  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: SC20274

Justia Opinion Summary: In this public interest appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court certifying a class action of servers employed by Chip's Family Restaurant, holding that the trial court did not err or abuse its…

Boccanfuso v. Daghoghi  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: SC20397

Justia Opinion Summary: In this summary process action for nonpayment of rent under the terms of a commercial lease the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment of possession rendered in…

Boccanfuso v. Daghoghi  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: SC20397

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment of possession rendered in favor of Plaintiffs, holding that the trial court properly rejected Defendants' claim that the…

Blondeau v. Baltierra  
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: SC20282

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court granting Plaintiff's motion to vacate an arbitration award and denying Defendant's corresponding application to confirm the award, holding that the…

State v. Rodriguez (Concurrence)
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: SC20372
State v. Rodriguez  
Date: July 13, 2021
Docket Number: SC20372

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of two counts of sexual assault in the first degree and one count of criminal attempt to commit sexual assault in the first degree, holding…

State v. Cody M. (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20213
State v. Cody M.  
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction, holding that Defendant's conviction of two counts of violating a standing criminal protective order did not violate…

State v. Marsala  
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20249

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's judgment of conviction for criminal trespass in the first degree, holding that that the Appellate Court correctly concluded that the…

Redding v. Georgetown Land Development Co., LLC  
Date: July 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20322

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal requiring the Supreme Court to determine the priority of tax liens levied on real property by the Georgetown Special Taxing District the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court subordinating…

Dougan v. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.  
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: SC20271

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of Defendants on Plaintiffs' medical monitoring claims stemming from a workplace asbestos exposure at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's…

Nash Street, LLC v. Main Street America Assurance Co.  
Date: June 29, 2021
Docket Number: SC20389

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the trial court incorrectly determined that Defendant was relieved of…

777 Residential, LLC v. Metropolitan District Commission  
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: SC20339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court's judgment determining Defendant's method of calculating a supplemental sewerage benefit assessment levied against certain of Plaintiff's real property, holding that the trial…

State v. Lamantia (First Dissent)
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: SC20190
State v. Lamantia (Second Dissent)
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: SC20190
State v. Lamantia  
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: SC20190

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of tampering with a witness, holding that the the Appellate Court correctly determined that…

State v. Liebenguth (First Concurrence)
Date: June 8, 2021
Docket Number: SC20145
State v. Liebenguth (Second Concurrence)
Date: June 8, 2021
Docket Number: SC20145
State v. Liebenguth  
Date: June 8, 2021
Docket Number: SC20145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that Defendant's conviction of breach of the peace in the second degree must be reversed because the First Amendment barred his prosecution for…

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Ass'n v. Essaghof  
Date: May 25, 2021
Docket Number: SC20090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court insofar as it upheld the trial court's order directing Defendants to reimburse Plaintiff for property taxes and insurance premiums, holding that the ordered…

Vitti v. Milford  
Date: May 25, 2021
Docket Number: SC20350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Compensation Review Board affirming the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission awarding Plaintiff permanent partial disability benefits of twenty-three percent…

Feliciano v. State  
Date: May 25, 2021
Docket Number: SC20373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court granting the state's motion to dismiss this tort action, holding that a state's waiver of sovereign immunity in Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-556 for claims arising from a…

Barker v. All Roofs by Dominic (Dissent)
Date: May 11, 2021
Docket Number: SC20196
Barker v. All Roofs by Dominic  
Date: May 11, 2021
Docket Number: SC20196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the Compensation Review Board finding that the City of Bridgeport was liable for the payment of Plaintiff's workers compensation…

In re Ava W. (Concurrence)
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: SC20465
In re Ava W.  
Date: May 4, 2021
Docket Number: SC20465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a trial court has authority to issue a posttermination visitation order that is requested within the context of a termination proceeding. During the termination hearing in this case, counsel…

State v. Ashby (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC18190
State v. Ashby  
Date: April 27, 2021
Docket Number: SC18190

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of several crimes in connection with a murder in the city of Hartford in 2002, and remanded this case for a new trial, holding that…

Fay v. Merrill  
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Defendant's motion to dismiss this action claiming seeking declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the Secretary of State's (Defendant) "ruling of an election official," which added a…

Fay v. Merrill  
Date: April 6, 2021
Docket Number: SC20477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Defendant's motion to dismiss this action seeking an order rescinding an application for absentee ballot for the August 2020 primary elections prepared by the Secretary of State and for other…

Praisner v. State  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20315

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court concluding that a university police officer is not a member of a "local police department" entitled to indemnification under Conn. Gen. Stat. 53-39a, holding…

State v. Ramon A. G.  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20358

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction of assault in the third degree, in violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-61, holding that the Appellate Court did not…

Shoreline Shellfish, LLC v. Branford  
Date: March 30, 2021
Docket Number: SC20392

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over who had the authority to lease shellfishing beds on behalf of the Town of Branford, the Supreme Court reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the Town, holding that summary…

Lafferty v. Jones  
Date: March 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20327

Justia Opinion Summary: In this public interest appeal the Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court sanctioning Defendants after finding that Defendants had violated numerous discovery orders and engaged in harassing and…

In re Zakai F. (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20234
In re Zakai F.  
Date: March 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's denial of Mother's motion for reinstatement of guardianship rights to a parent under Conn. Gen. Stat. 45a-611, holding that the…

State v. Joseph A.  
Date: March 9, 2021
Docket Number: SC20125

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction of one count of assault of a disabled person in the third degree and one count of disorderly conduct, holding that any error…

State v. Ruiz-Pacheco  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: SC20206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming Defendant's conviction of two counts of assault in the first degree as a principal and two counts of assault in the…

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Chemtura Corp.  
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: SC20329

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the conclusion of the trial court that Plaintiff, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., had not strictly complied with the notice provisions of an asset purchase agreement (APA) and the court's…

Gomez v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20089
Gomez v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20089

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the habeas court denying Petitioner's second petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner's federal due process…

Borelli v. Renaldi (First Concurrence)
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20232
Borelli v. Renaldi (Second Concurrence)
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20232
Borelli v. Renaldi (Dissent)
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20232
Borelli v. Renaldi  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: SC20232

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case stemming from a fatal automobile accident arising from a high-speed police pursuit, the Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of a town and its municipal…

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