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  1. Somers v. Chan (2008)

    This is the latest in a series of lawsuits pursued by the plaintiff, David M. Somers, to collect an amount allegedly owed by the defendant, John M. Chan. In this appeal, we must decide whether the trial court correctly determined that the defendant was not liable for legal fees of $75,000 allegedly incurred by Lynn Chan, the defendant's former wife, and claimed by the plaintiff, her former attorney, to be due from the defendant by virtue of her assignment to the plaintiff of a lump sum alimony [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 29033
  2. State v. Orellana (2005)

    Toni M. Smith-Rosario, senior assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were Scott J. Murphy, state's attorney, and Paul N. Rotiroti, assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 24480
  3. State v. Russell (2007)

    James M. Ralls, assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were Walter D. Flanagan, state's attorney, and Warren C. Murray, supervisory assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 26026
  4. Narumanchi v. DeStefano (2005)

    The pro se plaintiff, Radha R.M. Narumanchi, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his tax appeal. In addition to several claims of evidentiary error, the plaintiff alleges a violation of his due process rights. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 25505
  5. State v. Dews (2005)

    Frederick W. Fawcett, supervisory assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were Jonathan C. Benedict, state's attorney, and Robert M. Brennan, senior assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 24160
  6. Mitchell v. Commissioner of Correction (2008)

    Rita M. Shair, senior assistant state's attorney, with whom were Scott J. Murphy, state's attorney, and, on the brief, Linda N. Howe, senior assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (respondent).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 27957
  7. State v. Hamlett (2008)

    James A. Killen, senior assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were Michael Dearington, state's attorney, and James G. Clark, senior assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 27601
  8. EMBALMERS'SUPPLY CO. v. Giannitti (2007)

    This is an action for vexatious litigation brought by the plaintiff, the Embalmers' Supply Company, against the defendants, the law firm of Modugno, Modugno & Modugno, LLC (law firm), and its former client, Salvatore D. Giannitti.[1] After trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. On appeal, the law firm claims that the trial court (1) lacked subject matter jurisdiction, (2) improperly denied three of its postjudgment motions, (3) improperly permitted the plaintiff to [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 25829
  9. Blum v. Blum (2008)

    The defendant, Howard R. Blum, appeals from the judgments of the trial court denying his postjudgment motions to modify his alimony and child support obligations. The defendant claims that the court improperly (1) determined that he had failed to meet his burden of proving that the cohabitation of the plaintiff, Jane Davenport Blum,[1] had altered her financial needs, (2) determined that he had failed to meet his burden of proving a substantial change in his income or earning capacity and (3) [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 28101, 28532
  10. McGuire v. McGuire (2007)

    The plaintiff, Vincent McGuire, appeals from the trial court's ruling on his postjudgment motion for contempt. The plaintiff claims that the court (1) was biased and prejudiced against him and acted as an advocate for the pro se defendant, Lucia B. McGuire, (2) improperly permitted a real estate agent to give opinion testimony without having been qualified as an expert witness and (3) ordered a remedy that was contrary to the law and facts of the case. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 27624
  11. State v. Linarte (2008)

    Sarah Hanna, deputy assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were David I. Cohen, state's attorney, and Richard Colangelo, senior assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 25607
  12. State v. Kendall (2010)

    Bruce R. Lockwood, senior assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were Gail P. Hardy, state's attorney, Donna Mambrino, senior assistant state's attorney, and Sandra L. Tullius, former senior assistant state's attorney, for the appellee (state).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 30861
  13. Boccanfuso v. Conner (2005)

    The defendants, Louis Allan Conner, Jr., and Eulala Conner,[1] appeal from the judgment of the trial court declaring that the plaintiff, Dominick Boccanfuso, has acquired via prescription the right to park vehicles in a right-of-way located on the defendants' property. The plaintiff has filed a cross appeal from that part of the court's judgment declaring that the portion of the defendants' property subject to the right-of-way has been diminished by the defendants' adverse use thereof. On [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 24545
  14. In Re TK (2008)

    Jon Femia, assistant attorney general, with whom, on the brief, were Richard Blumenthal, attorney general, and Susan T. Pearlman and Jessica Gauvin, assistant attorneys general, for the appellee (petitioner).


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 28458
  15. Florian v. Lenge (2005)

    The pro se defendant, Frank Lenge, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the plaintiff, David W. Florian, Sr., in this action on a promissory note. The defendant claims that the court improperly (1) applied the law governing promissory notes under the Uniform Commercial Code rather than contract law, (2) held that the defense of laches was unavailable to him, (3) awarded attorney's fees and (4) restricted cross-examination at trial.[1] We affirm the judgment of the [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 25064
  16. State v. Cromety (2007)

    The defendant, Eugene Cromety, appeals from the judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, of one count of sexual assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-70(a)(1) and one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21(a)(2).[1] On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) prosecutorial impropriety[2] deprived him of the constitutional right to a fair trial and (2) the court abused its discretion by permitting the state to present [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 26942
  17. Stuart v. Stuart (2009)

    The plaintiffs, William A. Stuart and Jonathan Stuart, filed a cross appeal from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a trial to the court, challenging various rulings with respect to their claims against the defendant Kenneth J. Stuart, Jr. (Stuart, Jr.), their brother, individually and in his capacities as trustee of a trust established by their father, as executor of their father's estate and as general partner of Stuart & Sons, L.P., and against the defendants Deborah [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 25642
  18. State v. Browne (2004)

    The defendant, Bryant Browne, appeals from the judgment convicting him of numerous crimes, rendered after a jury trial.[1] The defendant's conviction encompasses criminal activity that began with a burglary in Middletown, led to a forty-six mile police pursuit that resulted in the death of a police officer and ended when the motor vehicle the defendant was driving struck a Jersey barrier on Interstate 95 in Branford. On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) there was insufficient evidence that [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 23041
  19. Vollemans v. Town of Wallingford (2007)

    In Delaware State College v. Ricks, 449 U.S. 250, 101 S.Ct. 498, 66 L.Ed.2d 431 (1980), the United States Supreme Court held that the period for filing a discriminatory discharge complaint accrues when the employer unequivocally notifies the employee of termination. We are asked in this case to adopt that federal precedent as a matter of state law. We decline to do so in light of the remedial purpose of the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, the legislative history surrounding General [...]

    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 27332
  20. First Ct. Capital v. Homes of Westport (2009)

    This is a foreclosure appeal about a committee sale conducted during the pendency of an appellate stay. The defendant Homes of Westport, LLC, challenges the propriety of the judgment of the trial court approving the committee sale of certain real property in Westport.[1] We conclude that the court abused its discretion in approving a committee sale conducted during the pendency of an appellate stay and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the trial court.


    Court: Connecticut Appellate Court Docket: 28991

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