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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC42155 - 25 Grant Street, LLC v. Bridgeport (Negligence; recklessness; statutory governmental immunity (§ 52-557n (b) (8)); "This appeal arises from an action brought by the plaintiff, 25 Grant Street, LLC, against the defendant city of Bridgeport (city), following the destruction of the plaintiff's warehouse by a fire that caused substantial environmental damage to the surrounding area. The plaintiff ultimately alleged that the city was liable for the damage because it had failed to inspect the warehouse prior to the fire, which constituted a reckless disregard for health and safety. The plaintiff appeals from the trial court's summary judgment rendered in favor of the city on the ground that it is entitled to governmental immunity pursuant to General Statutes § 52-557n (b) (8). We affirm the judgment of the trial court on the alternative grounds that are discussed herein.")