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Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Mazur, Catherine


SC19589 - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC (Negligent infliction of bystander distress; "The plaintiff, Jenny Velecela, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the defendant, All Habitat Services, LLC. The plaintiff contends that the trial court improperly concluded that her claim for bystander emotional distress was barred under General Statutes § 31-284 (a), the exclusivity provision of the Workers' Compensation Act (act), General Statutes § 31-275 et seq. We disagree and affirm the judgment of the trial court. ")