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Contract Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Oumano, Emily


AC45118 - Kennynick, LLC v. Standard Petroleum Co. (“The plaintiff Kennynick, LLC, appeals, and the defendant, Standard Petroleum Company, cross appeals, from the judgment of the trial court in this dispute between a wholesale gasoline distributor and a retail gasoline dealer. The plaintiff claims that the court improperly (1) calculated the applicable time period for which it awarded prejudgment interest, (2) concluded that the plaintiff had not established violations of either the Connecticut Petroleum Franchise Act (CPFA), General Statutes § 42-133j et seq., or the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), General Statutes § 42-110a et seq., and (3) permitted the defendant to offer evidence to support unpleaded special defenses of offset or recoupment. In its cross appeal, the defendant claims that the court improperly (1) construed the contract between the parties to require it to pass along a federal tax credit to the plaintiff and (2) denied its special defenses of waiver and voluntary payment. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)

AC45740 - Cokic v. Fiore Powersports, LLC (“The plaintiff, Dejan Robert Cokic, appeals from the judgment of the trial court awarding $2360.89 in attorney’s fees to the defendant Village Marina, LLC. On appeal, the plaintiff claims, inter alia, that the court abused its discretion in awarding the defendant attorney’s fees on the basis of its conclusion that the plaintiff’s claims against the defendant were brought without color and in bad faith. We agree and, therefore, reverse the judgment of the trial court.”)