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Contract Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George


AC42522 - Berger v. Deutermann (Breach of contract; "In this breach of contract action in connection with the attempted sale of real property by the defendants, Guy Deutermann and Diane Deutermann, the self-represented plaintiff, Dana Berger, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants on all counts of her complaint. She contends that the court (1) failed to recognize the defendants' fraudulent misrepresentations in trial exhibits, (2) improperly concluded that the roof of the property was properly installed, (3) failed to consider Diane Deutermann's answers to certain interrogatories that conflicted with Guy Deutermann's testimony, (4) improperly concluded that Guy Deutermann acted under an honestly held claim of right in retaining the plaintiff's deposit funds, and (5) improperly concluded that she failed to close on the purchase of the property and that the defendants rightfully retained her $12,000 deposit pursuant to the parties' agreement. We decline to reach the merits of the plaintiff's appeal due to an inadequate record.Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC42270 - Factor King, LLC v. Housing Authority (Summary judgment; "The plaintiff, Factor King, LLC, appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant Housing Authority for the City of Meriden. The question presented in this appeal is whether, pursuant to a factoring and security agreement between a factor (purchaser) and a seller, the purchaser is entitled to direct payment of a receivable due to the seller from an account not purchased through the agreement, but in which the purchaser has a security interest to secure the seller's obligations as delineated in the agreement. Because we answer that question in the negative, we affirm the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant.")