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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Agati, Taryn


AC43705 - Wethersfield v. Eser ("In this animal welfare action, the defendant, Suzanne Eser, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the plaintiff, the town of Wethersfield, following the court's denial of her motion to dismiss the plaintiff's verified petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. On appeal, the plaintiff argues that the appeal is moot, and the defendant claims that (1) the trial court incorrectly determined that the plaintiff's failure to file a verified petition within ninety-six hours of taking custody of the animals, as required by General Statutes (Supp. 2022) ยง 22-329a (a), did not deprive it of subject matter jurisdiction and, alternatively, (2) she was deprived of procedural due process. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")