Connecticut Supreme Court News

Conn. Supreme Court Finds Insurers Not Liable for Crumbling Foundations

Insurers are not liable for crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete unless the home is on the verge of collapse, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled. The decision will likely amplify public pressure for a government solution. Thousands of homes in …

Gunmaker Rejected as Supreme Court Lets Sandy Hook Families Sue

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun industry, refusing to block a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. by family members of nine people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The lawsuit blames the gunmaker’s …

Statute of Limitations Bars Insurers’ Claim Against Adjuster

A Connecticut independent adjusting firm dodged a $1 million bullet last week when the state Supreme Court ruled that a three-year statute of limitations applied to a negligence claim filed against it. In a preliminary decision released Tuesday, the Supreme …

Gun Industry Dealt Blow as Conn. High Court Allows Suit by Sandy Hook Victims

The gun industry suffered a stinging setback as Connecticut’s top court said families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre could sue Remington Arms Co. over its marketing of military-style Bushmaster weapons. The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected …

Fatal Fire Suit Goes Before Connecticut Supreme Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court is taking up the question of whether Bridgeport officials can be sued in connection with a fire at a public housing complex that killed a mother and her three children in 2009. Tiana Black, her 4-year-old …

Connecticut High Court Dismisses Avon Mountain Crash Suits

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Monday that victims of the 2005 fiery crash at the bottom of Avon Mountain that killed four people and injured 19 others cannot sue the state on allegations that Route 44 had a dangerously …

Connecticut High Court Overturns $12.7M Crash Lawsuit Award

The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a $12.7 million jury verdict against the town of Clinton in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man injured in a 2005 car crash who blamed a 911 dispatcher. The lawsuit alleged the …

Connecticut Embraces the Make Whole Doctrine

Subrogation permits a party who has paid a debt to step into the shoes of another (usually the debtee) to assume his or her legal rights against a third party to prevent that party’s unjust enrichment where a loss has …

Court: $1M Available for Connecticut Fire Victims’ Families

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that families suing a Hartford nursing home where 16 patients died in a 2003 fire can share up to $1 million from the home’s insurance policy, if they win their lawsuits. The court released …

Connecticut Court Rules That Lawyers Can’t Be Sued for Fraud

The state Supreme Court has ruled in an ex-NFL player’s case that Connecticut lawyers can’t be sued for fraud for their conduct in court cases because of a centuries-old legal doctrine. The court’s 5-1 decision last week came in the …