• Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Palmer, J.
While a reviewing court must raise and decide an issue unraised by the parties when that issue implicates the court's subject matter jurisdiction, it also has the discretion to do so if exceptional circumstances exist that would justify review of such an issue if raised by a party, if the parties are given an opportunity to be heard on the issue and there is no unfair prejudice to the party against whom the issue is to be decided.