The Connecticut Supreme Court ‘s October term begins tomorrow. From October 10th through October 20th, the Court will hear appeals in fourteen cases. Here’s a look at the first week:
Tuesday, October 10th
The Court hears argument in Angersola v. Radiologic Associates, SC 29619, where the issue is whether the time limitations set forth in the wrongful death statute, General Statutes § 52-555, are jurisdictional and whether they can be tolled by the continuing course of conduct doctrine. The second case, State v. Parnoff, SC 19588, asks whether the First Amendment protects a defendant from being convicted of disorderly conduct for his speech in telling two water company employees to get off his property or he would shoot them.
Wednesday, October 11th
The Court hears one case, Doe v. Town of West Harford, SC 19828, where it will decide whether the Appellate Court properly reversed a trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the Town where a lawsuit brought by an attorney who was involuntarily committed to the Institute of Living alleging police misconduct was served on the defendants one day after the expiration of the three year statute of limitations. The question is whether the lawsuit could be saved under the savings statute, General Statutes § 52-593a, which extends the limitations period if the marshal timely receives the complaint, in the absence of clear evidence of when the marshal, in fact, received the complaint.
Thursday, October 12th
The Court hears one case, Ridgaway v. Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Company, SC 19728, where it will determine whether a trial judge abused his discretion by entering a judgment of nonsuit as a disciplinary sanction against plaintiff’s counsel for a discovery violation.
Friday, October 13th
The week concludes with a family case and a habeas case. In Nuzzi v. Nuzzi, SC 19771, the Court will hear a dispute over an unallocated alimony award and determine whether the expiration of the support order during the pendency of the appeal rendered moot the appeal from the denial of the motion to modify. The second case, Juste v. Commissioner of Correction, SC 19460, raises the question of whether an appeal by a habeas petitioner who has been deported is rendered moot without a showing by the petitioner that a reversal of his criminal conviction would affect his ability to reenter the country.