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Property Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC45450 - Patrick v. 111 Clearview Drive, LLC (Quiet title; "This appeal arises from the dismissal of a quiet title action. The plaintiff, Lois Patrick, initiated the action against the defendant 111 Clearview Drive, LLC, alleging that she has an interest in certain real property located in Bridgeport, as to which the defendant holds title. After a hearing on the defendant's motion to strike the plaintiff's amended complaint, the trial court dismissed the action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction after determining, sua sponte, that the plaintiff was making an improper collateral attack on a prior judgment. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court (1) improperly concluded that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate the quiet title action because the plaintiff was collaterally attacking an underlying foreclosure action, and (2) failed to adjudicate whether the plaintiff may be considered an omitted party under General Statutes ยง 49-30. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")