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Medical Malpractice Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC38610,AC38657 - Simmons v. Weiss (Medical malpractice; motions to dismiss; motion to open judgment of dismissal; jurisdiction; "The defendants, Scott Weiss, Norwalk Hospital (hospital), and Scott Brown, appeal following the trial court's granting in part of the motion filed by the plaintiff, David Simmons, to open a prior judgment that had been rendered against him. On appeal, the defendants claim that the trial court improperly opened the judgment more than four months after it was rendered when no exception to the timeliness requirement existed. We conclude that the trial court did not have the authority to open the judgment. Accordingly, we reverse the trial court's ruling on the motion to open and remand the case with direction to dismiss the motion to open.")