• Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Eveleigh, J.
Regardless of whether the 1726 version of the tree cutting statute stood as the exclusive measure of damages, the failure of the legislature to insert an exclusivity clause into Connecticut General Statutes §52-560 during any of the numerous amendments to the statute since the 1891 Supreme Court decision in Hoyt v. Southern New England Telephone Company, was presumed to constitute legislative approval of that court's recognition of a common law cause of action.