Ancona v. Hicks (USDC – 2017): Plaintiff, Benjamin Ancona, filed suit against Coventry Police Detective Michael Hicks claiming that he violated Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights when he arrested Plaintiff pursuant to an arrest warrant on the charge that he conspired with a convicted sex offender to violate his registration requirements. Specifically, Plaintiff claimed the warrant included false information, which had it not been included, would have negated probable case. Defendant moved for summary judgment as to all claims in the Plaintiff’s complaint. After performing the “corrected affidavit test,” whereby the Court removed any alleged “false” information and included any alleged “omitted” information, it still found that the arrest was supported by probable cause. The Court also found that the officer was entitled to qualified immunity, and granted summary judgment in its entirety.
Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys Thomas Gerarde and Ashley Hoyt recently won summary judgment for the City of New Britain Consolidated School District and its Middle School Dean of Students in Jane Doe v. Cabral et al. In the suit, Doe asserted ...READ MORE
Howd & Ludorf LLCs offices will be closed Friday for the Juneteenth Holiday. We support the goal of becoming one unified people, and have made this an annual paid Holiday. If you want to read about the Holiday, and the issues many in the US are ...READ MORE
Howd & Ludorf LLC partners Thomas R. Gerarde and Beatrice S. Jordan have won a reversal from the Connecticut Supreme Court of an Appellate Court decision and secured a victory for the Town of Redding, CT in a public nuisance suit captioned ...READ MORE
Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partners Thomas R. Gerarde and Kristan M. Maccini have won a major victory for Connecticut municipalities, and police officers in particular, before the Connecticut Supreme Court in the case of Borelli v. Renaldi. The ...READ MORE
Howd & Ludorf, LLC’s offices will be closed on Friday June 19, 2020, as a demonstration of support for the fight against racial injustice.READ MORE
The offices of Howd & Ludorf LLC are open for business. Most of us are working remotely and can be reached via email, which is the first letter and last firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the best way to reach any of our attorneys. If you wish to leave ...READ MORE