Howd & Ludorf partner, Phil Newbury, recently won summary judgment in the case of Joseph DiNardo v. Pacific Indemnity Company, et al., in Tolland Superior Court. The plaintiff claimed that his concrete foundation was in a state of “collapse” because it contained pyrrhotite, which reacts with air and water and causes the concrete to deteriorate. The court concluded that Pacific Indemnity Company and Great Northern Insurance Company (part of Chubb group), which insured the plaintiff’s property from 1996 to 2003, were not liable because their policies did not include coverage for collapse of a foundation, and specifically excluded coverage for “settling, cracking, shrinking, bulging or expansion” and for loss caused by defective construction.
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Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partners Thomas Gerarde and Beatrice Jordan have convinced the Connecticut Supreme Court to affirm the granting of summary judgment based on governmental immunity in favor of the Town of Naugatuck. In Northrup v. Witkowski, ...READ MORE
In Dole v. Sulzicki, Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partners Thomas Gerarde and Kristan Maccini have convinced the Connecticut Appellate Court to affirm the granting of summary judgment based on governmental immunity in favor of the Town of ...READ MORE
Attorneys Chris Vossler and Rachel Bradford recently spoke at the New England Claims Executives Association November meeting in Rocky Hill, CT. Chris spoke about Connecticut premises liability law as it relates to sports and recreation claims. ...READ MORE
Attorneys Chris Vossler and Svetlana Steele-Baird recently presented at Chubb in Simsbury. The topic was Connecticut product liability law. Svetlana explained the history and development of product liability law in Connecticut. Chris spoke about the ...READ MORE
In McKinney v. Middletown, Howd & Ludorf , LLC won summary judgment for the Middletown Police Department in a civil rights claim brought by a man who claimed officers used excessive force when attempting a cell transfer. At the time of ...READ MORE