Our Results


Muschette on Behalf of A.M. v. Gionfriddo, (click to view Court decision)
910 F.3d 65 (2d Cir. 2018) (reversing district court and finding that officer did not act objectively unreasonable in deploying his Taser against deaf 12 year old from behind after issuing warnings about Taser).

Kramer v. Vitti, (click to view Court decision)
--- Fed. Appx. ---, 2018 WL 5930523 (2d Cir. 2018) (affirming summary judgment in favor of defendant officer on plaintiff’s ยง 1983 malicious prosecution claim because there was probable cause for the crime charged).

Haughton v. Cromwell, (click to view Court decision)
735 Fed. Appx. 27 (2d Cir. 2018) (affirming summary judgment in favor of employer on plaintiff’s Title VII failure to promote race discrimination claim).

Soules v. Conn., Dep’t of Emergency Srvs. And Public Protection, (click to view Court decision)
882 F.3d 52 (2d Cir. 2018) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff employee’s retaliatory termination claims on res judicata grounds)

Brooks v. Powers, (click to view Court decision)
328 Conn. 256 (2018) (reversing Appellate Court and finding that drowning not reasonably foreseeable result of police officers’ failure to respond to report that victim was standing in field during severe thunderstorm and officers and municipality entitled to governmental immunity).

Addona v. D’Andrea, (click to view Court decision)
692 Fed. Appx. 76 (2d Cir. 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of police officers on plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment unreasonable force claim based on body-worn camera video)

Spak v. Phillips, (click to view Court decision)
857 F.3d 458 (2d Cir. 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of police officers on plaintiff’s malicious prosecution claim on statute of limitations grounds, an issue of first impression in the District of Connecticut)

Bento v. City of Milford, (click to view Court decision)
213 F. Supp. 3d 346 (D. Conn. 2016) (granting summary judgment in favor of City and Executive Director of City Department of Human Services on federal discrimination and retaliation claims brought by municipal employees)

Devecchis v. Scalora, (click to view Court decision)
179 F. Supp. 3d 208 (D. Conn. 2016) (granting City and City employees summary judgment on plaintiff’s Fourteenth Amendment due process and equal protection claims arising from liquor license revocation and closure of restaurant/nightclub)

Soules v. Town of Oxford, (click to view Court decision)
669 Fed. Appx. 54 (2d Cir. 2016) (affirming summary judgment, in part, in favor of Town and First Selectman on plaintiff’s state and federal discrimination and retaliation claims, federal constitution claims and state common law claims)

Texidor v. Thibedeau, (click to view Court decision)
163 Conn. App. 847 (2016), cert. denied, 321 Conn. 918 (2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Town and police officers based upon governmental immunity on negligence claims arising from a shooting incident)

Ozga v. Elliot, (click to view Court decision)
150 F. Supp. 3d 178 (D. Conn. 2015) (granting police officers summary judgment on plaintiff’s unlawful detention claims following death by suicide)

Plude v. Adams, (click to view Court decision)
100 F. Supp. 3d 172 (D. Conn. 2015) (granting police officers summary judgment on false arrest and malicious prosecution claims)

Finkle v. Carroll, (click to view Court decision)
315 Conn. 821 (2015) (affirming summary judgment in favor of police officers and holding that plaintiff’s wrongful death claim was not saved by Connecticut General Statutes § 52-593, the accidental failure of suit statute)

Coffey v. Callaway, (click to view Court decision)
86 F. Supp.3d 111 (D. Conn. 2015) (granting police officers partial summary judgment on false arrest and First Amendment retaliation claims)

Harwe v. Floyd, (click to view Court decision)
545 Fed.Appx. 20 (2d Cir. 2013) (affirming district court’s entry of summary judgment for police officer on Fourth Amendment unlawful seizure claim arising from DUI stop, following defense verdict at trial)

Macellaio v. Newington Police Department, (click to view Court decision)
145 Conn. App. 426 (2013) (affirming grant of summary judgment to police officers of false arrest claim)

Dolan v. Cassella, (click to view Court decision)
543 Fed.Appx. 90 (2d Cir. 2013) (affirming district court’s summary judgment ruling for police officers arising from claims for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and unlawful search and seizure)

Maple Avenue Repair Service, LLC. v. North Haven (click to view Court decision)
924 F.Supp.2d 392 (D. Conn. 2013) (denying plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction and granting Town’s motion to dismiss complaint arising from towing company’s removal from municipal towing rotation list)

Griffin v. East Windsor Police Department, (click to view Court decision)
482 Fed.Appx. 607 ( 2d Cir. 2012) (affirming summary judgment in favor of police officers on plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment claims arising from warrantless search of hotel room)

Montanez v. Sharoh, (click to view Court decision)
444 Fed.Appx. 484, 2011 WL 5386414 (2d Cir. Nov 09, 2011) (reversing district court’s denial of summary judgment and remanding to enter judgment in favor of police officers on Fourth Amendment warrantless entry claim) - this interlocutory appeal based on qualified immunity reverses Montanez v. City of Milford, 706 F.Supp.2d 222 (D.Conn. 2010)

Smith v. DaRos, (click to view Court decision)
777 F.Supp.2d 340 (D.Conn. 2011) (granting Town and First Selectman summary judgment on discharged employee’s First Amendment retaliation claim)

Ferraresso v. Town of Granby, (click to view Court decision)
646 F. Supp. 2d 296 (D. Conn. 2009) (granting Town and police officers summary judgment on excessive force and failure to train claims)

Peruta v. Town of Rocky Hill, (click to view Court decision)
640 F. Supp. 2d 186 (D. Conn. 2009) (granting Town and police officers summary judgment on false arrest, malicious prosecution and failure to train claims)

Harris v. Wydra, (click to view Court decision)
531 F. Supp. 2d 233 (D. Conn. 2007) (granting police officer summary judgment on Fourth Amendment unreasonable seizure claim and Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process and equal protection claims)

Massaro v. Trumbull, (click to view Court decision)
525 F. Supp. 2d 302 (D. Conn. 2007), aff’d, 323 Fed Appx. 68 (2d Cir. 2009)(granting Town and police officers summary judgment on Fourth Amendment excessive force claim)

Tuccio v. Papstein, (click to view Court decision)
516 F. Supp. 2d 199 (D. Conn. 2007), aff’d, 307 Fed. Appx. 545 (2d Cir. 2009)(granting police officer summary judgment on false arrest claim)

Tomasco v. Milford Board of Education, (click to view Court decision)
2007 WL 2755888 (Conn. Super. Ct. Aug. 31, 2007) (denying request for temporary injunction against Board of Education)Alvarez v. Hansen, (click to view Court decision)
493 F. Supp. 2d 278 (D. Conn. 2007) (granting Town and Town officials summary judgment on equal protection claim)

Doe v. Firn, (click to view Court decision)
2007 WL 1893591 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2007) (43 Conn. L. Rptr. 701) (granting City, Board of Education and school social worker’s motion to strike negligence claims arising from alleged sexual molestation)

Molnar v. Doerfler, (click to view Court decision)
488 F. Supp. 2d 138 (D. Conn. 2007) (granting police officers summary judgment on Fourth Amendment excessive force claim)

290 Farmington Avenue, LLC, v. Town of Plainville, (click to view Court decision)
485 F. Supp. 2d 87 (D. Conn. 2007) (granting Town and police officers summary judgment on equal protection claim)

Bailey v. Town of West Hartford, (click to view Court decision)
100 Conn. App. 805 (2007) (affirming trial court’s dismissal of negligence claim against Town and its firefighters following a fatal fire)

Goldfarb v. Town of West Hartford, (click to view Court decision)
474 F. Supp. 2d 356 (D. Conn. 2007) (granting Town and Town employees summary judgment on equal protection and substantive due process claims brought by Town employee)

Milner v. Duncklee, (click to view Court decision)
460 F. Supp. 2d 360 (D. Conn. 2006) (granting police officers summary judgment on Fourth Amendment claim)

Bontatibus v. Ayr, (click to view Court decision)
386 F. Supp. 2d 28 (D. Conn. 2005) (granting police officer summary judgment on false arrest claim arising from arson murder charges)

Marczeski v. Gavitt, (click to view Court decision)
354 F. Supp. 2d 190 (D. Conn. 2005) (granting police officers summary judgment on First Amendment claims)

DaCruz v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company,
268 Conn. 675 (2004) (affirming judgment that insurer owed no duty to defend or indemnify insured for intentional assault claim)

DeLoreto v. Karangekis,
104 Fed. Appx. 765 (2d Cir. 2004) (affirming jury verdict in favor of police officer regarding unlawful search and seizure claims)

Longmoor v. Nilsen,
329 F. Supp. 2d 303 (D. Conn. 2004) (granting first selectman and zoning official summary judgment on equal protection, due process and emotional distress claims)

Assegai v. Bloomfield Board of Education,
308 F. Supp. 2d 65 (D. Conn. 2004) (granting summary judgment in favor of Board of Education and municipal employees on conspiracy, false arrest and First Amendment claims)

Weinstock v. Wilk,
296 F. Supp. 2d 241 (D. Conn. 2004) (granting police officer summary judgment on false arrest claims)

Thomas v. Zaharek,
289 F. Supp. 2d 167 (D. Conn. 2003) (granting summary judgment in favor of sheriff on due process claims)

Colon v. Ludemann,
283 F. Supp. 2d 747 (D. Conn. 2003) (granting police officer summary judgment on false arrest claims)

Gavlak v. Somers,
267 F. Supp. 2d 214 (D. Conn. 2003) (dismissing Fifth Amendment takings claim against Town and Zoning Board of Appeals)

Zandhri v. Dortenzio,
228 F. Supp. 2d 167 (D. Conn. 2002) (granting police chief and police officers summary judgment on false arrest, malicious prosecution, substantive due process and equal protection claims)

Aquavia v. Goggin,
208 F. Supp. 2d 225 (D. Conn. 2002) (granting Town Burgess summary judgment on First Amendment retaliation claims)

Keeney v. City of New London,
196 F. Supp. 2d 190 (D. Conn. 2002) (granting City and police officers summary judgment on warrantless entry, excessive force, and failure to train claims)

Melanson v. Town of West Hartford,
61 Conn. App. 683 (2001) (affirming trial court’s grant of motion to strike personal injury action brought against Town, Chief of Police and police officers)

Moore v. Continental Casualty Company,
746 Conn. 405 (2000) (affirming judgment that insurer owed no duty to defend or indemnify insured for emotional distress claim)

Lamay v. Town of Bloomfield,
62 F. Supp. 2d 583 (D. Conn. 1999) (granting motion for summary judgment in favor of Town and police officers on § 1983 claim)

Williams v. Town of Southington,
45 F. Supp. 2d 981 (D. Conn. 1999) (granting Town’s motion to dismiss wrongful termination claim)

Schwapp v. Town of Avon,
30 F. Supp. 2d 279 (D. Conn. 1998) (denial of plaintiff’s motion for new trial after jury verdict in favor of Town and police employees on employment discrimination claim)

Hankard v. Town of Avon,
126 F.3d 418 (2d Cir. 1997) (affirming District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Town, Town Manager and Chief of Police on employment discrimination claim)

Cartier v. Lussier,
955 F.2d 841 (2d Cir. 1992) (reversing District Court’s denial of qualified immunity for false arrest claims against police officer)

Spear v. Town of West Hartford,
954 F.2d 63 (2d Cir. 1992) (affirming District Court’s dismissal of First Amendment Claims against Town, Corporation Counsel and Police Chief)

Butts v. Carey,
706 F. Supp. 158 (D. Conn. 1988) (bench trial verdict for defendant on false arrest and excessive force claims)