I receive daily reports of how you find my blog and which posts get read. Adverse possession in Connecticut is always near the top of both lists. Prior to starting this blog, I greatly underestimated the public’s interest in the topic. I find it to be a very fascinating area of law and I’m happy that you … Read more
Here’s one for the dog days of August. A Connecticut Superior Court has ruled that a plaintiff was not tormenting the defendant’s dog when the plaintiff was riding his bike in circles in front of the defendant’s house. Moreno v. Edgar (Doc. No. CV07-5004312S)(Alvord J. 2008). Here’s a quick summary of Connecticut dog bite law. Suffice … Read more
Connecticut’s tough new teen driving laws have gone into effect. The laws have some teeth as most offenses result in mandatory suspensions. Don’t even think about driving with a suspended license as it may put you in the fast lane to jail. When I interned at the State’s Attorneys Office in law school, part of … Read more
This morning while making breakfast, I had a local news station on. Somewhere between making the coffee and my english muffin, I heard a newscaster say that “so and so is suing so and so for fifteen thousand dollars.” I thought to myself “probably not.” I hear this several times a year on the news, so … Read more
Sometimes I love reading cases. In D’Amico v. Tomkalski, 1999 WL 162985 (1999), Judge Pellegrino writes a home run of an opinion. The plaintiff, a baserunner in a softball game, was struck by a ball thrown by a second baseman as he was either on the base path or moving out of the base path. The runner … Read more
Why I don’t get clients from my blog. This blog is for you, the Slovakian guy, logging into this site at 3 a.m. eastern standard time, and reading about John Trautwein.
I’m a regular reader of Jeanne Leblanc’s “Coach Class” blog at courant.com. Yesterday, she posted about passengers suing Southwest over its failure to adequately inspect planes. Needless to say, Ms. Leblanc gets it right: Four passengers and a lawyer are trying to get a class-action suit going against Southwest Airlines over its failure to adequately … Read more
Attorney McKeen takes another look at foul ball liability as he discusses Harting v. Dayton Dragons Baseball Club.
The Connecticut Supreme Court just ruled on a case that helps to further clarify who is the keeper of a dog in Connecticut. To be strictly liable for damages under the dog bite statute one must be deemed to be the keeper of a dog. In Auster v. Norwalk United Methodist Church the Supreme Court held … Read more
So often it’s the dogs that get all of the bad press. Here at aconnecticutlawblog, make no bones about it – I’m a dog person. In the interest of equal time, I’ve decided to write about cat bite law. Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court released an opinion holding that when a cat has a propensity to attack … Read more