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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Agati, Taryn


AC42031 - Tunick v. Tunick ("This case concerns a dispute among family members over the administration of assets held in a trust created by the family patriarch. The plaintiff Stephen M. Tunick appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants, Barbara Tunick, Roberta G. Tunick, and Richard S. DiPreta, administrator of the estate of Sylvia G. Tunick (estate). On appeal, the plaintiff contends that (1) the court improperly granted DiPreta's motion to strike a breach of contract count, (2) the court improperly rejected the plaintiff's claim that his causes of action as a remainder beneficiary did not become ripe until the death of the primary beneficiary, (3) genuine issues of material fact exist as to whether the plaintiff's claims are time barred under General Statutes ยง 52-577, and (4) the court abused its discretion in declining to grant the plaintiff's motion to open the judgment. We dismiss the appeal in part and affirm the judgment of the trial court in all other respects.")