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Sep. 29

Summary Judgment Win in Cryptocurrency Case

Attorneys Sarah Smeriglio and Marc Miller successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal on 14 counts in favor of their client in a dispute in Stamford Superior Court. The Plaintiff claimed $3,000,000 in damages resulting from a breach of contract for the purchase of a cryptocurrency mining operation. Specifically, Plaintiff claimed the client fraudulently withheld valuable…

Sep. 29

Voluntary Dismissal on Behalf of Design Professional Named as Defendant

Attorney Debbie Etlinger and her team recently secured an early voluntary dismissal on behalf of their client — a design professional who was named as a defendant in a construction accident case. The plaintiff alleged he sustained significant injuries when the floor on which he was working collapsed and he fell through to the floor…

Aug. 10

Dismissal and Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of ER Physician and Hospital

The plaintiff, the biological father and administrator of the estate of his son, brought suit against Manchester Memorial Hospital and an emergency department physician alleging negligence and negligence pe se for failure to report suspected abuse as required by the mandatory reporter statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17a-101a, and negligent infliction of emotional distress upon…

May. 9

Defendant’s Verdict in Motor Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Case

Sean R. Caruthers, a litigation partner in the New Haven office, obtained a defendant’s verdict in a recent jury trial at Bridgeport Superior Court. The plaintiff claimed serious injuries after being struck by the defendant’s vehicle on Backus Avenue near the Danbury Fair Mall.  The jury agreed with Attorney Caruthers that the incident was caused…

Mar. 7

In Support of S.B. 1128, An Act Concerning Certain Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans

On February 28, 2023, Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. attorney Dennis Carnelli testified before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs in support S.B. 1128, An Act Concerning Certain Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans.  If enacted, the bill would provide Connecticut veterans with a 100% disability rating from the U.S. Department of…

Mar. 1

Favorable Defense Verdict Obtained in Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Case

Attorneys James A. Alissi and Derek Mello, members of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. insurance defense practice team, achieved a great result upon trial to verdict in New Haven Superior Court before Judge Robert Young. Alissi and Mello represented a defendant sued by two plaintiffs seeking damages for personal injuries allegedly arising from a car…

Feb. 14

Favorable Summary Judgment Obtained for Insurer on Underinsured Motorist Claim

Attorneys Debbie Etlinger, Erin Canalia, and Lauren Astone won a Summary Judgment Motion on behalf of their insurance company client in an underinsured motorist case. In Grandpre v. American Modern Home Ins. Co., the Court granted summary judgment in favor of American Modern as to the Plaintiffs’ underinsured motorist claim against America Modern. American Modern…

Feb. 14

Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of the Defendants in a Catastrophic Injury Product Liability Tort Case

Attorneys Debbie Etlinger and Erin Canalia won a Summary Judgment Motion on behalf of their product distributor Defendant in a personal injury, product liability case. In Ahrens v. A Victoria Garden Flowers & Gifts, 2022 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2125, the Plaintiff developed infectious fungal keratitis in her right eye which she claimed was caused by…

Jan. 10

Proposed Rule Might Do Away With Physician Non-Competes

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to prohibit employers from imposing non-compete clauses on workers. True to their name, non-competes block people from working for a competing employer, or starting a competing business, after their employment ends. Evidence shows that noncompete clauses bind about one in…