Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions 2022

State v. Graham (Concurrence)
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20447
State v. Graham  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20447

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of one count each of felony murder, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, and carrying a pistol without a permit, holding that…

Boria v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20459
Boria v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20459

Justia Opinion Summary: In this companion case to Brown v. Commissioner of Correction, __ A.3d __ (2022), which the Court also decided today, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the habeas…

Brown v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20474
Brown v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: October 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20474

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

Kovachich v. Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services (Dissent)
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: SC20518
Kovachich v. Dep't of Mental Health & Addiction Services  
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: SC20518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court finding that Defendant had discriminated against Plaintiff during the course of her employment by failing to…

State v. Flores (Concurrence)
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: SC20512
State v. Flores  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: SC20512

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of home invasion, burglary, and other crimes, holding that there was no error on the part of the trial court and that there was sufficient evidence to support Defendant's…

Clinton v. Aspinwall  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Numbers: SC20543, SC20544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the appellate court reversing in part the judgment of the trial court in this action to recover damages for, among other things, breach of contract, and remanded this case with…

State v. Mekoshvili (Concurrence)
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC20442
State v. Mekoshvili  
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC20442

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment the trial court convicting Defendant of murder, holding that a specific unanimity instruction was not required in this case. In…

Priore v. Haig (Concurrence)
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC20511
Priore v. Haig  
Date: September 13, 2022
Docket Number: SC20511

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court concluding that Defendant's allegedly defamatory statements about Plaintiff made during a hearing before the…

State v. Patrick M.  
Date: September 6, 2022
Docket Number: SC20476

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of murder and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the death of his wife, holding that the prosecutor improperly commented on Defendant's invocation of his…

Board of Education v. Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities  
Date: September 6, 2022
Docket Number: SC20696

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing the appeal brought by the Board of Education of the City of New Haven after a human rights referee concluded that the Board had discriminated against…

Daley v. Kashmanian  
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: SC20498

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court reversing in part the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiff in this personal injury action against a police officer and his employer,…

State v. Freeman (Concurrence)
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: SC20554
State v. Freeman (Dissent)
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: SC20554
State v. Freeman  
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: SC20554

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of robbery in the first degree following the entry of his conditional plea of nolo contendere, holding that the prosecution…

State v. Hinds  
Date: August 30, 2022
Docket Number: SC20555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder and carrying a dangerous weapon, holding that there was no deprivation of Defendant's due process right to a fair trial in this case. On appeal, Defendant…

State v. Peluso  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: SC20303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that the State had demonstrated good cause to amend its information during trial and that Defendant's substantive rights would not be prejudiced…

State v. Schimanski  
Date: August 23, 2022
Docket Number: SC20550

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court upholding the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion to dismiss the charge of operating a motor vehicle while her license was under suspension,…

State v. Rogers  
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: SC20469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and first degree assault, holding that the reversal of a codefendant's conviction does not necessitate the reversal of a…

Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction (Concurrence)
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: SC20536
Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: SC20536

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

State v. Qayyum  
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: SC20552

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of one count of conspiracy to sell narcotics and two counts of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, holding that…

Vogue v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act  
Date: August 16, 2022
Docket Number: SC20570

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court upholding the trial court's determination affirming the decision of the Board of Review of The Employment Security Appeals Division that tattoo services are…

State v. Samuolis  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC20299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of murder, assault in the first degree by means of the discharge of a firearm, and attempt to commit assault in the first degree by means of the discharge of a firearm,…

State v. Patterson  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC20349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder in violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-54a, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by admitting evidence of uncharged misconduct, namely, two…

State v. Bowden  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC20488

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of felony murder, robbery in the first degree, and other crimes, holding that any error in the trial court's failure to suppress evidence…

State v. Smith  
Date: August 9, 2022
Docket Number: SC20600

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial convicting Defendant of various crimes arising from five criminal cases, which included first degree robbery, second degree arson, and…

Wind Colebrook South, LLC v. Colebrook (Concurrence)
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: SC20594
Wind Colebrook South, LLC v. Colebrook  
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: SC20594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court rendered primarily in favor of the Town of Colebrook in this municipal property tax appeal, holding that equipment associated with wind turbines should…

State v. Davis  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC20335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court on remand determining that Defendant had failed to establish that defense counsel, Kirstin Coffin, had a conflict of interest, holding that there was no…

State v. Council  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC20513

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Defendant's appeal from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, holding that Defendant was not…

Costanzo v. Plainfield  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: SC20537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a claim brought pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-557n(b)(8) is a "cause of action created by statute based on negligence" such that apportionment is allowed under Conn. Gen. Stat.…

International Investors v. Town Plan & Zoning Commission  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: SC20579

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's judgment reversing in part the decision of the Town Plan and Zoning Commission of the Town of Fairfield extending its approvals of a special permit and a coastal site plan…

Garcia v. Cohen
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: SC20585
State v. Juan F.  
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: SC20385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's pretrial motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute him within the five-year limitation period set forth in Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-193a, holding…

State v. Juan J.  
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC20406

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of sexual assault in the first degree, attempt to commit sexual assault in the first degree, and risk of injury to a child, holding that the…

In re Amias I.  
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC20671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights as to her three children, holding that any violation of the children's alleged constitutional right on the part to…

Winakor v. Savalle  
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: SC20516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that the Home Improvement Act (Act), Conn. Gen. Stat. 20-418 et seq., did not apply to work performed by Defendant on Plaintiff's property,…

Birkhold v. Birkhold  
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: SC20593

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court granting both Plaintiff's motion for modification of alimony and Defendant's postjudgment motion for contempt, which resulted in the trial court finding…

State v. Rivera  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: SC20539

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of murder, conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree, and other crimes, holding that…

In re Vada V.  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Numbers: SC20603, SC20604

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the trial court terminating Parents' parental rights pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 17a-112(j), holding that Parents were not entitled to relief on their three unpreserved…

In re Aisjaha N.  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: SC20612

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court, which vested permanent legal guardianship of Mother's minor child in a relative pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 46b-129(j)(6), holding that there was no error or…

In re Annessa J. (First Concurrence)
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: SC20614
In re Annessa J. (Second Concurrence)
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: SC20614
In re Annessa J.  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: SC20614

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court insofar as that court reversed the trial court's rulings on Parents' motions for posttermination visitation and affirmed the judgment insofar as the…

State v. Ortiz  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: SC20348

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of murder in connection with a shooting death during a drug transaction, Ortiz challenged the prosecutor’s response, in rebuttal, to defense statements (made contrary to a pre-trial agreement) that, if the jury…

State v. Hargett  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: SC20517

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 murder, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on any of his allegations…

State v. Alexander  
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: SC20316

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of felony murder, attempt to commit robbery in the first degree, and other offenses, holding that the trial court did not err in denying Defendant's motion for a new…

Glover v. Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (Concurrence)
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: SC20607
Glover v. Bausch & Lomb, Inc.  
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: SC20607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court accepted and answered two certified questions of law regarding whether Plaintiff's claims pursuant to the Connecticut Product Liability Act (CPLA), Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-572m et seq., were preempted by…

State v. Abraham  
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: SC20314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of home invasion, attempt to commit assault, reckless endangerment in the first degree, and two counts of risk of injury to a child, holding that Defendant was not…

State v. Marrero
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: SC20525
Centerplan Construction Co. v. Hartford  
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: SC20526

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court finding Plaintiffs responsible for failing to complete a project by the parties' agreed-upon deadline and awarding Defendant $335,000 in liquidated damages on…

Kelsey v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: SC20553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the appellate court affirming the judgment of the habeas court dismissing Petitioner's second petition for a writ of habeas corpus following its determination that Petitioner had…

State v. Myers  
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: SC20563

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part the judgment of the trial court dismissing in part and denying in part Defendant's two motions to correct an illegal sentence, one filed in each of his two criminal cases, holding that…

Barlow v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: May 17, 2022
Docket Number: SC20591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court granting Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus after determining that Petitioner had suffered prejudice as a result of the ineffective assistance of…

State v. Torres (Dissent)
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: SC20306
State v. Torres  
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: SC20306

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of murder and carrying a pistol without a permit, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion in the proceedings below. On…

State v. Police  
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: SC20528

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court accepting Defendant's plea of nolo contendere to robbery in the first degree and assault in the first degree and sentencing Defendant to an aggregate sentence of…

State v. Morel-Vargas  
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: SC20572

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court exercised its supervisory authority to require that a trial court either canvass the defendant or, in certain circumstances, inquire of defense counsel directly to determine whether the defendant was…

AGW Sono Partners, LLC v. Downtown Soho, LLC  
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: SC20625

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court awarding Plaintiff $200,309 in damages for Defendants' breach of a lease agreement, holding that the trial court improperly allocated the burden of proof…

Maldonado v. Flannery (Dissent)
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: SC20522
Maldonado v. Flannery  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: SC20522

Justia Opinion Summary: In this personal injury action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court granting the joint motion for additurs filed by Plaintiffs and awarding each…

Conroy v. Idlibi  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: SC20598

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 open the judgment in this marital dissolution case on the basis of fraud, holding…

Connecticut Judicial Branch v. Gilbert  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC20514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court in this case arising from allegations of sexual harassment brought by the complainant, a judicial marshal who was employed by the…

Crouzet v. First Baptist Church of Stonington
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC20545
Stratford Police Department v. Board of Firearms Permit Examiners  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: SC20580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court reversing the decision of the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners ordering the issuance of a pistol permit to Defendant, holding that the Board did not abuse its…

Saunders v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: SC20430

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the decision of the habeas court dismissing Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus as barred by a procedural default, holding that…

Lopez v. William Raveis Real Estate, Inc.  
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: SC20574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court in this action alleging housing discrimination, holding that the court's ultimate conclusion as to liability on the facts of this case was clearly…

State v. Tyus  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: SC20462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of murder, holding that the appellate court did not err. On appeal, the appellate court concluded that the trial court had…

Grant v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: SC20561

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the habeas court denying in part Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the habeas court correctly concluded that Petitioner did not demonstrate that he…

Chugh v. Kalra  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: SC20562

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the trial court awarding damages in favor of Plaintiff in this action seeking compensatory and punitive damages for breach of a partnership agreement, breach of…

McLoughlin v. Planning & Zoning Commission  
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC20541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's dismissal of this appeal from the decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Bethel denying Plaintiffs'…

In re Ivory W.  
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: SC20624

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights, holding that Mother was not entitled to relief on any of her claims of error. The Commissioner of Children and Families…

State v. Gray (Concurrence)
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20368
State v. Gray  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20368

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of felony murder and other crimes, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion in the proceedings below. Specifically, the…

State v. Daniels  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20376

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court reversing Defendant's convictions for intentional manslaughter, reckless manslaughter, and criminally negligent operation of a motor vehicle, holding…

State v. Taveras (First Concurrence)
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20496
State v. Taveras (Second Concurrence)
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20496
State v. Taveras  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20496

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgments of the trial court revoking Defendant's probation pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a.32, holding that Defendant's conduct leading to…

Dorfman v. Smith
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20556
Dorfman v. Smith  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: SC20556

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's claims against Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, holding that there was no error. Plaintiff brought this lawsuit based on a…

State v. Jose A.B.  
Date: March 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20332

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

State v. Patel  
Date: March 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20446

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court concluding that Defendant's confrontation rights were not violated by the admission into evidence of a codefendant's dual inculpatory statement to a fellow…

Strand/BRC Group, LLC v. Board of Representatives (Dissent)
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20578
Strand/BRC Group, LLC v. Board of Representatives  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20578

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court sustaining Plaintiffs' appeal from a determination of the Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford approving a protest petition that objected to master…

High Ridge Real Estate Owner, LLC v. Board of Representatives  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20595

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court sustaining Plaintiff's appeal from the decision of the Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford rejecting a zoning amendment approved by the Zoning Board…

Ponns Cohen v. Cohen  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20605

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in this divorce proceeding, holding that there was no error. Plaintiff brought this divorce action, and the the trial court declared a mistrial. After a second…

In re Riley B.  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the trial court's judgment dismissing Mother's post-termination motion to intervene in her biological daughter Riley's juvenile case to obtain an order for visitation, holding…

State v. Bruny (Concurrence)
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20174
State v. Bruny  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of murder and criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, holding that any error in the proceedings below was harmless. Specifically, the…

State v. Gore  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court amended section 7-3(a) to the Connecticut Code of Evidence to incorporate an exception for testimony relating to the identification of persons depicted in surveillance video or photographs and affirmed…

State v. Fisher  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of two counts of assault in the second degree, holding that the trial court did not commit reversible error. Specifically, the Supreme…

1st Alliance Lending, LLC v. Department of Banking  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's appeal from the decision of the Commissioner of Banking revoking Plaintiff's license to serve as a mortgage lender in the state, holding…

Caverly v. State  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20577

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the motion of the trial court denying the State's motion to dismiss this medical malpractice action on the basis of sovereign immunity, holding that the trial court did not err. James Caverly…

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Tenn
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20586
Allstate Insurance Co. v. Tenn  
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20586

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified to the Supreme Court by the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut in this declaratory judgment action by holding that Defendant's plea of nolo…

In re Petition of Reapportionment Commission Ex Rel.
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20661
Day v. Seblatnigg (Concurrence)
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20280
Day v. Seblatnigg  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's determination that Susan D. Elia could not create an irrevocable trust on her own behalf while she was under a voluntary…

Peek v. Manchester Memorial Hospital  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20414

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court and concluding that a genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether Plaintiff's action was barred by the…

State v. Belcher  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by denying Defendant's motion to…

Crandle v. Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20532

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Appellants' administrative appeal from a declaratory ruling of the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission, holding that the trial court…

Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities v. Edge Fitness, LLC  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court dismissing the appeal of the decision of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities finding that Defendants - Edge Fitness and Club Fitness - did not…

O.A. v. J.A.  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: SC20590

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a spouse seeking pendente lite alimony, attorney’s fees, and expert fees during the pendency of a dissolution action must demonstrate that a postnuptial agreement that purportedly precludes…

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Ass'n v. Virgulak  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20403

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the judgment in favor of Defendant Theresa Virgulak in this action brought by Plaintiff, Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, holding that…

Gonzalez v. O & G Industries, Inc.  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20422

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action arising from an explosion at a power generating facility under construction in Middletown the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendants with respect to Plaintiffs'…

Klass v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20451

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting Insured's application to compel appraisal with regard to a dispute as to the extent of Insurer's replacement obligation under Con. Gen. Stat.…

Fajardo v. Boston Scientific Corp.
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20455
Fajardo v. Boston Scientific Corp.  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20455

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in favor of Defendants in this action alleging that Boston Scientific Corporation's sale of its Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System (Obtryx) violated…

Pfister v. Madison Beach Hotel, LLC  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the trial court granting Plaintiffs' request for a permanent injunction prohibiting Defendants, Madison Beach Hotel, LLC and…

Goguen v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20482

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

U.S. Bank, National Assn. v. Madison
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20493
Riccio v. Bristol Hospital, Inc.  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court concluding that the accidental failure of suit statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-592, did not save the otherwise time-barred action of Plaintiff, executrix of the…

State v. Lopez  
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: SC20601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court determining that Defendant had engaged in criminal conduct while he was on probation by possessing a firearm that was capable of discharging a shot and thus…

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Lorson  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's judgment of strict foreclosure, holding that the appellate court erred in holding that noncompliance with federal Department of…

State v. Hughes  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20268

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm, holding that the trial court did not err or abuse its discretion. During his…

Grabe v. Hokin  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20432

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court concluding that enforcement of the prenuptial agreement between the parties was not unconscionable, with one exception, holding that the trial court did not err…

State v. Bermudez  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20461

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction of felony murder, holding that there was no error. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court erred in admitting…

Jordan v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20485

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court reversing the judgment of the habeas court granting Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner failed to satisfy his burden…

Woods v. Commissioner of Correction
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20487
Benjamin v. Corasaniti  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20491

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court affirming the judgment of the probate court that Peter Ziegler's Yellow Submarine Trust was a permissible appointee, holding that an unfunded charitable trust is…

Benjamin v. Island Management, LLC  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20501

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal concerning the conditions under which a member of a manager-managed limited liability company (LLC) is permitted to inspect the LLC's books and records the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial…

Toro Credit Co. v. Zeytoonjian  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20534

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court ordering a foreclosure by sale as to two parcels of land owned by Defendants and secured by a blanket mortgage given to Plaintiff, holding that there was no error…

Larmel v. Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. (Dissent)
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20535
Larmel v. Metro North Commuter Railroad Co.  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20535

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court remanding this case to the trial court with direction to render judgment in favor of Defendant on Plaintiff's negligence claim that had previously been the…

L.H.-S. v. N.B.  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: SC20596

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the trial court denying Plaintiff's application for a civil protection order, holding that Plaintiff's claims on appeal lacked merit. At issue before the Supreme Court was the…

State v. Streit
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20336
State v. Streit  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of manslaughter in the first degree, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting certain evidence. During trial…

State v. Coltherst
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20401
State v. Coltherst  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's judgment resentencing Defendant for crimes he committed when he was seventeen years old, holding that Conn. Gen. Stat. 54-91g did…

State v. Ward
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20427
State v. Ward  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's dismissal of Defendant's motion to correct a sentence imposed in an illegal manner, holding that the appellate court erred in…

State v. Bradley (Dissent)
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20450
State v. Bradley
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20450
State v. Bradley (Dissent)
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20450
State v. Bradley  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20450

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's judgments following Defendant's conditional pleas of nolo contendere to charges of sale of a controlled substance and violation…

State v. A.B.
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20471
State v. A.B.  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20471

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court granting Defendant's motion to dismiss the information against him, holding that the trial court did not err in concluding that the statute of limitations was…

Tillman v. Planning & Zoning Commission
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20549
Tillman v. Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Shelton  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: SC20549

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Appellants' appeal from the decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Shelton approving an application for a planned development…

State v. Bemer  
Date: January 25, 2022
Docket Number: SC20429

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of four counts of patronizing a prostitute and one count of trafficking in persons as an accessory, holding that the state presented…

Scholz v. Epstein  
Date: January 25, 2022
Docket Number: SC20492

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the trial court's dismissal of the statutory theft claim Plaintiff brought against Defendant for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the ground…

Town of South Windsor v. Lanata  
Date: January 25, 2022
Docket Number: SC20587

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the appellate court reversing in part the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiffs, the town of South Windsor and its zoning enforcement officer and remanding…

Not Another Power Plant v. Connecticut Siting Council (Concurrence)
Date: January 18, 2022
Docket Number: SC20464
Not Another Power Plant v. Connecticut Siting Council
Date: January 18, 2022
Docket Number: SC20464
Not Another Power Plant v. Connecticut Siting Council  
Date: January 18, 2022
Docket Number: SC20464

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's administrative appeal from the decision of the Connecticut Siting Council approving the application of NTE Connecticut, LLC (NTE) seeking…

State v. Correa  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC20246

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court affirming Defendant's conviction, holding that the warrantless canine sniff conducted by law enforcement officers of the exterior door to a motel room for…

Meribear Productions, Inc. v. Frank (Concurrence and Dissent)
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC20473
Meribear Productions, Inc. v. Frank  
Date: January 11, 2022
Docket Number: SC20473

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court seeking to enforce a California judgment or, alternatively, to recover under the theories of breach of contract or quantum meruit, holding that the trial court…

State v. Tomlinson  
Date: January 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder and carrying a pistol without a permit, holding that while evidence regarding a defendant's gang affiliation may prejudice a jury against a defendant, there was…

State v. LeRoya M.  
Date: January 4, 2022
Docket Number: SC20351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of murder, holding that Defendant was entitled to relief on her argument that no rational finder of fact reasonably could have rejected her insanity defense…

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