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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

VERDICT

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

MSJ

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

Verdict

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

MSJ

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

Verdict

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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Reversal from 2nd Circuit in Due Process Case

Appeal Reversal

Howd & Ludorf, LLC partners Thomas R. Gerarde and Katherine Rule have won a reversal of a trial court finding that the Town of East Hartford violated the due process rights of a precious metals dealer when it declined to renew the business’ ...

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Reversal at Supreme Court in Police Negligence Case

Supreme Court Reversal

Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partner Thomas R. Gerarde recently won a reversal from the Connecticut Supreme Court of an Appellate Court decision denying immunity to Westbrook Police officers in Brooks v. Powers.  In Brooks, a citizen notified ...

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Jury Verdict, Hung Jury Achieved for Hartford Police Officers in Excessive Force Case

Verdict

Edwards v. Hartford – Four plaintiffs field suit against multiple Hartford police officers alleging that the officers used excessive force during the course of their arrests. On the date of the subject incident, Hartford police ...

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Town of Avon Wins Premises Liability Case Against Minor’s Claims

Verdict

Rosenthal v. Avon – The plaintiff claimed that he sustained injuries as a result of a defective condition in a roadway, and as a result, filed suit against the Town of Avon under the highway defect statute, C.G.S. 13a-149. The ...

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