Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions 2024

Deutsche Bank AG v. Vik  
Date: May 28, 2024
Docket Number: SC20777

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, Deutsche Bank AG, sought to recover damages from the defendants, Alexander Vik and his daughter, Caroline Vik, for their alleged interference with a business expectancy. The plaintiff was attempting to…

Markley v. State Elections Enforcement Commission  
Date: May 21, 2024
Docket Number: SC20726

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, two candidates for state legislative offices in the 2014 general election, Joe Markley and Rob Sampson, were fined by the State Elections Enforcement Commission for violating state statutes and regulations…

Northland Investment Corp. v. Public Utilities Regulatory Authority  
Date: May 7, 2024
Docket Number: SC20769

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Northland Investment Corporation (N Co.), a landlord of multiunit residential buildings, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). N Co. sought a declaratory ruling from PURA that it could…

M&T Bank v. Lewis  
Date: April 30, 2024
Docket Number: SC20817

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute between a bank and a homeowner over a foreclosure action. The bank sought to foreclose on a mortgage after the homeowner defaulted on a promissory note secured by the mortgage. The mortgage…

Ajdini v. Frank Lill & Son, Inc.  
Date: April 23, 2024
Docket Number: SC20836

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute over workers' compensation benefits. The plaintiff, an employee of Frank Lill & Son, Inc., claimed to have sustained two separate injuries during his employment. He sent a written…

Mercedes-Benz Financial v. 1188 Stratford Avenue, LLC (Dissent)
Date: April 16, 2024
Docket Number: SC20754
Mercedes-Benz Financial v. 1188 Stratford Avenue, LLC  
Date: April 16, 2024
Docket Number: SC20754

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute between Mercedes-Benz Financial and 1188 Stratford Avenue, LLC, and its principal, Aniello Dizenzo. The plaintiff, Mercedes-Benz Financial, alleged that the defendants breached a motor vehicle…

Hepburn v. Brill  
Date: April 16, 2024
Docket Number: SC20832

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a dispute over visitation rights for a minor child, L. The plaintiff, Laurie Hepburn, is the sister of L's deceased mother and had lived with L since her birth in 2010. After the death of L's…

Marshall v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles  
Date: April 9, 2024
Docket Number: SC20703

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a plaintiff who was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The arresting officer prepared a report of the incident and mailed it to the…

State v. Diaz  
Date: April 9, 2024
Docket Number: SC20720

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, Gonzalo Diaz, was convicted of felony murder, burglary in the first degree, conspiracy to commit burglary in the first degree, attempt to commit robbery in the first degree, and criminal possession of a…

Canner v. Governors Ridge Assn., Inc.  
Date: April 2, 2024
Docket Number: SC20759

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves two plaintiffs, Glen A. Canner and Louis D. Puteri, who separately sued a condominium association, Governors Ridge Association, Inc., alleging that the foundations supporting their respective units were…

State v. Sayles (Dissent)
Date: March 26, 2024
Docket Number: SC20575
State v. Sayles  
Date: March 26, 2024
Docket Number: SC20575

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, Dwayne Sayles, was convicted of felony murder and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, among other crimes, in connection with his role in the robbery of a convenience store and the shooting…

State v. Henderson  
Date: March 19, 2024
Docket Number: SC20688

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the defendant, Lawrence Lee Henderson, was convicted of home invasion after a jury trial. During the trial, the defendant contracted COVID-19, resulting in a 25-day delay in jury deliberations. When the…

O'Sullivan v. Haught (Dissent)
Date: March 12, 2024
Docket Number: SC20722
O'Sullivan v. Haught  
Date: March 12, 2024
Docket Number: SC20722

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, the only child of the decedent, filed a lawsuit against the defendant, the decedent's second husband, for tortious interference with the plaintiff’s expected inheritance. The decedent had left her estate…

Benvenuto v. Brookman  
Date: March 5, 2024
Docket Number: SC20699

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a lieutenant with the Hartford Police Department who filed a bill of discovery against a blogger who writes about Hartford municipal governance. The plaintiff is seeking to compel the defendant to…

Drumm v. Freedom of Information Commission  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: SC20656

Justia Opinion Summary: In a dispute between John Drumm, Chief of Police, et al. and the Freedom of Information Commission in Connecticut, the court was tasked with interpreting a provision of the Freedom of Information Act. The provision in…

GenConn Energy, LLC v. Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (Dissent)
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: SC20716
GenConn Energy, LLC v. Public Utilities Regulatory Authority  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: SC20716

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case, GenConn Energy, LLC, an electricity supplier, appealed to the Supreme Court of Connecticut, arguing that the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) overstepped its authority by reducing GenConn's…

Lynch v. State  
Date: February 6, 2024
Docket Number: SC20646

Justia Opinion Summary: A case in Connecticut involved a couple, Aaron Lynch and Jean-Marie Monroe-Lynch, who sought damages for alleged medical malpractice by the state of Connecticut in relation to therapeutic donor insemination (TDI)…

Stiegler v. Meriden  
Date: February 6, 2024
Docket Number: SC20803

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a group of former firefighters who retired from the city of Meriden and claimed damages from the city and the Meriden Municipal Pension Board for alleged breach of a collective bargaining agreement. The…

State v. Kyle A.  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: SC20721

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a defendant who was convicted, after a jury trial, of burglary in the first degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, and threatening in the second degree, among other crimes. The defendant had…

Hassett v. Secor's Auto Center, Inc.  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: SC20774

Justia Opinion Summary: In this Connecticut case, the plaintiff, Erin C. Hassett, purchased a used motor vehicle from the defendant, Secor’s Auto Center, Inc., and experienced mechanical problems shortly after the purchase. The plaintiff…

Felder v. Commissioner of Correction  
Date: January 23, 2024
Docket Number: SC20576

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, a petitioner who had been convicted of various larceny offenses filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus after exhausting his direct appeals. The petition was denied, and the judgment became final on…

Alves v. Giegler  
Date: January 23, 2024
Docket Numbers: SC20907, SC20908

Justia Opinion Summary: In the dispute over two slates of candidates each purporting to be the endorsed slate of the Independent Party of Danbury for various municipal offices in the city of Danbury, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that a…

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