2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 52 - Civil Actions
Chapter 925 - Statutory Rights of Action and Defenses
Section 52-570 - Action for malicious erection of structure.


CT Gen Stat § 52-570 (2012) What's This?

An action may be maintained by the proprietor of any land against the owner or lessee of land adjacent, who maliciously erects any structure thereon, with intent to annoy or injure the plaintiff in his use or disposition of his land.

(1949 Rev., S. 8311.)

See Sec. 52-480 re injunction against malicious erection of structure.

Cited. 43 CA 1. Cited. 46 CA 164.

Elements necessary to state a cause of action under this section enumerated. 21 CS 110. Testimony credible that fence was erected, in part, for legitimate purpose of safeguarding children and dogs; essential elements of cause of action under this section are (1) structure erected on defendant’s land; (2) malicious erection of structure; (3) intent to injure enjoyment of adjacent landowner’s land by erection of structure; (4) impairment of value of adjacent land because of structure; (5) structure is useless to defendant; and (6) enjoyment of adjacent landowner’s land is in fact impaired. 51 CS 399.

Provides legal remedy for structures erected with intention to annoy and injure the plaintiff’s use of premises. 6 Conn. Cir. Ct. 427, 428.

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