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Juvenile Law Appellate Court Slip Opinion

by Roy, Christopher


AC44926 - In re Madison C. ("Following the termination of her parental rights as to her three children, the respondent, Patricia K., filed a petition for a new trial (petition), pursuant to General Statutes § 52-270. In response, the Commissioner of Children and Families (commissioner) filed a motion to strike for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, which the court ultimately granted and rendered judgment thereon. The respondent appeals from that judgment, claiming that the court improperly granted the motion to strike her petition because she had alleged newly discovered evidence that, if known during the pendency of her trial, likely would have altered the outcome. Because the facts averred in the respondent's petition do not constitute newly discovered evidence within the meaning of § 52-270, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.")