In the 1987 case of Gargano v. Heyman, the Supreme Court explained that under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, C.G.S. §42-110a, "to award punitive or exemplary damages, evidence must reveal a reckless indifference to the rights of others or an intentional and wanton violation of those rights."
Creative Masonry and Chimney, LLC v. Johnson
Connecticut Appellate Court
April 29, 2013