In March of 2022, the Connecticut Appellate Court issued a per curiam opinion affirming the judgment in favor of the counterclaim defendant in the matter of Massey Bros. Excavating, LLC v. Pacileo’s Apizza, LLC, 211 Conn. App. 901 (2022). The counterclaim plaintiff had alleged that Massey Bros. Excavating, LLC was negligent in knocking down a wall during a demolition project, resulting in substantial loss due to an inability to proceed with the construction as a renovation rather than new construction. Jack Steigelfest represented Massey Bros. Excavating, LLC as counterclaim defendant at trial and on appeal.
In February of 2022, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in the matter of Cockayne v. Bristol Hospital, Inc., 210 Conn. App. 450 (2022), cert. denied, 2022 WL 1256460 (May 3, 2022). With interest, the judgment in this medical malpractice action exceeded $3.7M. Tom Cella represented the plaintiffs at trial, and Jack Steigelfest was lead counsel on the appeal.
In December of 2021, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a judgment in favor of the defendant in the matter of Corbo v. Savluk, 209 Conn. App. 351 (2021). The Court held that the defendants had properly been permitted to introduce evidence that the plaintiff had consulted with counsel before certain medical treatment, where there was a discrepancy in the records of her complaints before and after attorney consultation. Jack Steigelfest handled the appeal for the defendant.
In September of 2021, Judge Thompson of the United States District Court entered summary judgment in favor of the insurer in matter of Liberty Ins. Corp. v. Lamb, No. 3:19-CV-00005 (AWT), 2021 WL 4129389 (D. Conn. Sept. 10, 2021). The Court declared that the insurer was properly relieved of any duty to defend or indemnify the insured parents and son in response to complaints that the son had engaged in computer hacking and related activities that damaged several claimants. Jack Steigelfest represented the prevailing plaintiff, Liberty Insurance Corporation.
In August of 2020, Judge Squatrito of the United States District Court entered summary judgment in favor of the defendant AT&T Mobility II, LLC in the matter of Burnett v. AT&T Inc., No. 3:17CV741 (DJS), 2020 WL 5752231 (D. Conn. Aug. 11, 2020). The Court held that the defendant was not liable in response to allegations that a defective cell phone had burned down the plaintiffs’ house, destroyed their personal property, and caused them physical and emotional harm. Jack Steigelfest represented AT&T Mobility II, LLC.
January 2020 – a New Britain jury returned a verdict in the amount of $3.2 million in a medical malpractice case against Bristol Hospital. Tom Cella represented the plaintiffs.
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