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Howd & Ludorf, LLC Wins Summary Judgment for City of Middletown in Federal Civil Rights Suit

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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 ...

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Howd & Ludorf Attorneys Win Summary Judgment in Case of First Impression in Property Insurance

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For years, policyholders and public adjusters argued that damage to a few pieces of vinyl siding required the homeowners’ carrier to re-side the entire house. Otherwise, they claimed, the replacement siding would not exactly match the existing ...

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Howd & Ludorf Wins Summary Judgment in Crumbling Foundation Case

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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 ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC wins at Second Circuit for Fairfield Police Department in federal civil rights case

Appellate Win

Howd & Ludorf, LLC partners Thomas R. Gerarde and Beatrice S. Jordan recently convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse a U. S. District Court decision denying summary judgment to the Fairfield, CT Police Department ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC prevails on plaintiff’s appeal of trial court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of former Enfield Planning and Zoning Commission Member

Appellate Win

Howd & Ludorf, LLC partner Kristan Maccini vigorously defended Town PZC member as to plaintiff’s intentional tort claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and tortious interference in Villages, LLC v. Lori Longhi.  The appellate court ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC wins defense verdict for Town of Winchester in land use lawsuit

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC partner Kristan Maccini obtained a defense verdict for the Town of Winchester following a five-day bench trial.  In Babij v. Winchester, the plaintiff claimed that the Town’s snowplowing of a road and piling of the ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC wins summary judgment for Hamden Board of Education in Federal Disability Discrimination suit

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC partners, Thomas Gerarde and Katherine Rule recently won summary judgment for the Town of Hamden Board of Education in the case of Suraci v. Hamden Board of Education et al., brought in the United States District ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC wins defense verdict for Town of Killingly in Breach of Contract suit

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC partner Katherine Rule and associate Ariel R. MacPherson, recently won a jury trial for the Town of Killingly in Danielson Superior Court.  In Lavigne v. Town of Killingly, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant ...

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC Wins Summary Judgment for Stratford Board of Education in Teacher/Student Sexual Assault Case

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC partners Thomas R. Gerarde and Kristan M. Maccini recently won summary judgment for the Stratford Board of Education in a suit involving the sexual assault of a student by a teacher. In Doe v Sulzicki et al, brought ...

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Jury Trial Win in Claim of Nuisance Against Town of Wallingford

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Howd & Ludorf, LLC, partner Alan Dembiczak and associate Christopher Clark, recently won a jury trial for the Town of Wallingford in New Haven Superior Court, in a suit alleging creation of a nuisance on Plaintiffs’ property.  In ...

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