Fernandez-Bravo v. Manchester (USDC – 2016): Plaintiff claimed that Manchester Police Officer Maria Garay subjected him to false arrest and malicious prosecution. As a result of a messy divorce with his ex-wife, Plaintiff’s ex-wife had a protective order against him. Subsequently, Plaintiff began sending her harassing and threatening e-mails. Officer Garay investigated the incident, and eventually prepared a warrant for his arrest. Plaintiff claimed that the arrest warrant included false information, and omitted relevant information, which would have negated probable cause. Plaintiff filed suit in Connecticut District Court pleading claims of substantive due process, First Amendment violation, Fourth Amendment violation, as well as a host of state law claims. Defendant moved for summary judgment as to all claims in the complaint. After performing the “corrected affidavit test”, whereby the Court removed alleged “false“ information, and added the alleged “omitted“ information, it found that the corrected affidavit was still supported by probable cause, and therefore, granted summary judgment as to all claims in the complaint.
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
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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
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