Verdicts & Settlements

Steven Errante

Tree-Cutting Mishap Results in $1 Million Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A man who fell 25 feet or more from a ladder while trying to trim tree branches, shattering vertebrae in his back, has recovered $1 million from the people who asked him to do the work.

Paul Slager and Jennifer Goldstein

Conn. Sex Abuse Case Puts Spotlight on Boy Scouts' 'Confidential Files'

By Christian Nolan |

Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country, many of them alleging sexual abuse by scout leaders decades ago. Few such cases have gone to trial before a jury.

Jury Awards $7 Million to Former Boy Scout Who Alleged Sex Abuse

By Christian Nolan |

A jury in Waterbury has awarded $7 million to a former Connecticut Boy Scout who claims he was sexually abused by his troop leader and an older scout in the mid-1970s.

Eric Stockman

Hospital, Doctor Prevail Against $7 Million Wrongful Death Claim

By Christian Nolan |

A Stamford jury has rendered a defense verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Stamford Hospital and one of its doctors after a 44-year-old man died of a bacterial infection. The plaintiffs had sought $7 million in damages.

Leonard Lesser

Jury Rejects Security Guard’s Claim After Deer Cause Accident

By Christian Nolan |

A Danbury jury has ruled that a local business was not liable for the alleged injuries suffered by a security officer who crashed into a light pole in its parking lot.

Timothy Corey

Owners of Leaky Luxury Condos Get $5.3 Million Arbitration Award

By Christian Nolan |

Water problems in a high-end condominium complex built on a former industrial site on Stonington Harbor led to a long-running legal dispute between residents and architects after water began leaking into the condos.

Stephen Murphy

Ruling Limits Homeowner Liability for Clearing Snowy Sidewalks

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a trial judge's decision to toss out an injured Enfield woman's lawsuit against a neighbor whom the woman said was responsible for shoveling snow and ice on the public sidewalk near their home.

Xavier Pryor

Bike Rider Awarded $800,000 After Collision With Pickup

By Christian Nolan |

A man who injured his back after his bicycle collided with a pickup truck was recently awarded nearly $800,000 by a Hartford jury.

Second Circuit Rules Against Police in Dog Killing Case

By Christian Nolan |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that Hartford police officers violated the constitutional rights of a family when they entered their yard without a warrant and shot a large Saint Bernard dog in front of a 12-year-old girl.

Stamford Company Loses Trade Secrets Lawsuit

By Christian Nolan |

A Waterbury judge has determined that an employee at a company that made corporate training products did not steal trade secrets from his former employer, which runs a similar enterprise.

Russian Billionaire Prevails in Conn. Lawsuit Alleging Wife Beatings

By Christian Nolan |

A Russian billionaire who was sued by his ex-wife who claimed that he beat her on numerous occasions was vindicated in a defense verdict rendered by a Waterbury Superior Court jury.

Bank Settles Data Breach Case with Conn.

By Christian Nolan |

TD Bank has agreed to pay an $850,000 settlement with nine states, including Connecticut, to resolve an investigation into a 2012 data breach that affected thousands of consumers.

Andrew Ryan and Chad A. Dever

Tools for Challenging Patents Grow in Popularity

By Andrew Ryan and Chad A. Dever |

Sept. 16 marked the two-year anniversary of the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), which introduced multiple new tools for challenging the validity of issued patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.