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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-129. The ...

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Defense Verdict Obtained in Police Excessive Force Case

Verdict

McCarthy v. Hartford – The plaintiff filed a civil rights suit against multiple Hartford police officers alleging that the officers use excessive force during the course of his arrest. The suit was based upon an incident where the ...

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School Incident Claimants Lose Case Against Middletown Police Department

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Jackson v. Middletown (USDC – 2017): Plaintiffs, Zahrod Jackson, Yaamal Jackson, and their mother, Tanya Jackson, claimed that Middletown police officers violated their constitutional rights as a result of an incident in ...

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Summary Judgment Granted to Police Officers Against Improper Detention Claims

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Perry v. Middletown (USDC – 2017): Plaintiff filed suit against two Middletown officers, alleging that he was improperly detained and arrested during a motor vehicle stop on September 12, 2012. Prior to that date, Plaintiff had ...

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Police Cruiser Crash Defendant Wins Negligence Case

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Kajic v. Hartford (State Court – 2017): Plaintiff filed suit in state court as a result of a motor vehicle accident with a police cruiser operated by the defendant officer. The complaint pled claims of negligence. On the date of the ...

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False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution Case Won by Middletown Police Officer

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Brown v. Middletown (USDC – 2017): Plaintiff field suit against Middletown Police Officer Frederick Dirga. Plaintiff claimed that he was subjected to false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force in violation of his Fourth ...

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