Stearns v. Plainfield (USDC – 2015): Plaintiff, Anne Stearns, filed suit against Plainfield police officers for false arrest and malicious prosecution. Plaintiff was a Marshall and had served an individual with divorce papers at his home. That individual found the papers inside his home and reported to the police that she improperly entered her home. The police investigated, took statements from both Plaintiff and the individual who was served, and as a result, an arrest warrant was issued for Plaintiff’s arrest. Plaintiff filed suit and claimed that the officers lied and fabricated facts in the arrest warrant. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment as to all claims, arguing that even under the corrected affidavit test, where the Court removes alleged “false” facts and adds alleged “omitted” facts, the arrest warrant was still supported by probable cause. After performing the corrected affidavit test, the Court found that the warrant was still supported by probable cause, and therefore, granted the motion for summary judgment.
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
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