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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Agati, Taryn


AC46231 - Cockerham v. Westphalen ("The defendant Jennifer Westphalen appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered against her and in favor of the plaintiff, Kenneth Cockerham, on counts nine, ten, and eleven of the plaintiff's complaint, asserting claims of fraudulent transfer against the defendant and her husband, Adam Westphalen (Westphalen), pursuant to the Connecticut Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (CUFTA), General Statutes § 52-552a et seq. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court erred in finding that Westphalen fraudulently transferred money to the defendant under the common law and pursuant to General Statutes § 52-552e.Specifically, the defendant argues that the court erred in finding that Westphalen possessed actual fraudulent intent, that the defendant shared in that intent, and that the transfers were made without consideration, leaving Westphalen unable to meet his financial obligations. We disagree with the arguments advanced by the defendant and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC46193 - Tran v. Woodworth ("The plaintiff, Cuong Kim Tran, appeals from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the defendants, Mark Allen Woodworth and Jennifer Woodworth Sulc, coadministrators of the estate of the decedent, Nancy S. Woodworth. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the trial court improperly granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment and determined that the defendants were entitled to judgment as a matter of law as to the plaintiff's complaint alleging negligence because (1) the documents on which the defendants relied in support of their motion did not demonstrate the absence of any genuine issue of material fact as to the allegations of negligence in the complaint and (2) the plaintiff submitted countervailing evidence demonstrating the existence of a genuine issue of material fact that precluded summary judgment. We agree with the plaintiff and, therefore, reverse the summary judgment rendered in favor of the defendants and remand the case for further proceedings.")