The Supreme Court held its first conference since returning from the summer break on Tuesday, September 13th to consider petitions for certification filed by parties seeking to appeal from decisions of the Appellate Court. In order to appeal from an Appellate Court decision, three or more justices of the Supreme Court most vote to grant a party’s petition for certification. From our review, it appears that there were three petitions granted during last week’s conference. Here are the Appellate Court decisions that will now be reviewed by the Supreme Court:
Harnage v. Lightner, 163 Conn. App. 337 (2016) (dismissal of prisoner lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction based on failure to serve state employees in individual capacity).
State v. Tierinni, 165 Conn. App. 839 (2016) (holding defendant waived claim that he had constitutional right to be present for arguments on evidentiary objections).
Nuzzi v. Nuzzi, 164 Conn. App. 751 (2016) (reviewing post-dissolution motion to modify unallocated alimony and child support).
These cases will soon appear on the Supreme Court’s docket. We will update with additional cert grants as we become aware of them.