Recent Cases and Verdicts
Danbury Jury Rejects Injury Claim -December 2011.
A Danbury jury recently issued a verdict in favor of the defendant in a rear end motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff had claimed that she suffered injuries as the result of a rear end car crash. Her vehicle, however, showed no damage to the rear. The defendant was represented by Michael Connelly of Murphy and Karpie, LLC. Attorney Connelly argued that the impact between the vehicles could not have caused the injuries she claimed and presented evidence of a previous accident and prior similar injury complaints. Attorney Chris Flood of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith represented the plaintiff.
Waterbury Jury Returns Verdict For Defendants -October 2011.
A Waterbury jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants in a trucking case where the plaintiff sought over half a million dollars in damages. Mike Connelly of Murphy and Karpie LLC represented the defendants at trial. The plaintiff, a former correctional officer, claimed a traumatic tear of his medical meniscus of his left knee that required surgery and forced him to retire early. The plaintiff had been traveling in a correctional department van at the time of the impact with the side view mirror of the defendants' tractor trailer. Mike Connelly persuaded the jury that the impact between the tractor trailer's mirror and the correctional vehicle was not sufficient to cause a meniscal tear. Attorney David Cooney of RisCassi and Davis represented the plaintiff.
Derby Jury Rejects Claim For Reimbursement of Insurance Benefits - January 2011
A jury in Derby issued a verdict in favor of a defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA). CIRMA was seeking to recovery workers compensation benefits it had paid to a West Haven police officer for injuries he sustained in the line of duty. The officer had been injured when his cruiser was struck by a criminal suspect operating a stolen vehicle. CIRMA sued not only the criminal suspect who had stolen the vehicle, but also the vehicle's owner. CIRMA claimed that the injuries had been caused by the owner because she had negligently left her keys in the car when she was warming it up in her driveway before work. Rob Sickinger successfully represented the owner of the stolen vehicle.