Favorable Appellate Court Decision Obtained for Insurer

July 13, 2022

Deborah Etlinger and Erin Canalia obtained a favorable Appellate Court decision on behalf of their insurance company clients in Kinity v. US Bancorp, 212 Conn. App. 791 (2022). The Trial Court had granted summary judgment in favor of the insurers and the insured appeal. While the appeal was pending, a settlement was reached and the Trial Court granted the insurers Motion to Enforce the settlement.  The Appellate Court held, as an issue of first impression, that a Trial Court has the authority to summarily enforce a settlement reached post-judgment while the matter is on appeal.

Deborah Etlinger Hartford CT insurance defense attorney
Deborah Etlinger

Deborah Etlinger practices in the areas of insurance defense and insurance coverage. She has thirty-five years of legal experience. Deborah’s clients are insurance companies seeking legal services to address complex matters and high stakes litigation. Matters include construction defect, toxic tort, employment, and defense of institutional clients in sexual molestation cases.


Erin Canalia insurance defense attorney Hartford CT
Erin E. Canalia

Erin E. Canalia’s practice focuses on insurance defense, insurance coverage and civil litigation. Her experience includes litigating cases involving complex legal and factual issues, including in the fields of product liability, employment discrimination and construction defect law. Her practice also includes litigating at the appellate level and before administrative agencies.