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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Mazur, Catherine


AC38226 - Davidson v. Bridgeport (Right to privacy; "The plaintiff, Bobby Davidson, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a trial to the court, in favor of the defendants, the city of Bridgeport (city), the Bridgeport Police Department (department), and Bryan T. Norwood, former Bridgeport chief of police. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court improperly found that the defendants did not (1) violate his state right to privacy or (2) negligently or intentionally cause him emotional distress. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC38699, AC38792, AC38793 - Rutter v. Janis (Personal injury; "In these consolidated appeals, a principal issue in each of the cases is the meaning and application of the phrase 'not more than thirty days' set forth in General Statutes § 14-60 (a). The trial court, in rendering summary judgment in each of the three consolidated cases, from which the plaintiffs have appealed, interpreted that phrase to require the exclusion of May 9, 2013, the date on which a 'Temporary Loan of Motor Vehicles' agreement (loan agreement) between Luis Martins and the defendant Danbury Fair Hyundai, LLC, was executed, from the computation of that thirty day period. The plaintiffs claim on appeal that the court erred in determining that the loan of a dealer number plate, pursuant to the loan agreement for use on a 2013 Hyundai Veloster automobile that the Martins had purchased, did not exceed the thirty day period set forth in § 14-60 (a). The plaintiffs also claim that the court erred in finding that the defendant fully complied with the requirements of § 14-60 (a), resulting in its protection from liability to the plaintiffs. We disagree, and, accordingly, affirm the judgments of the trial court.")