Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A New Haven jury just decided that two Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. clients were not legally responsible for personal injuries and other damages allegedly sustained by a claimant at the clients' rental property. The claimant's attorney asked for an award of $1.77 million. The jury rejected the claimant's case and refused to award any money damages, despite accident-related medical expenses in excess of $171,000 and a 45% permanent partial impairment rating to the claimant's left knee by a treating orthopedic surgeon. Attorney Eileen R. Becker argued successfully on behalf of the defendants that their conduct was not the legal cause of the claimant's fall or resulting injuries. This is Eileen's second favorable jury verdict in the last month. Porto v. Saia, Superior Court of Connecticut, Judicial District of New Haven at New Haven, Docket No. NNH-CV-12-6030323 S.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
On April 29, 2015, a New Haven jury ruled in favor of a Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. client in a motor vehicle accident case, tried before the Hon. Richard Burke. The client, represented by Loughlin FitzGerald trial lawyer Eileen R. Becker, had been sued in the Superior Court of Connecticut for damages sustained by a woman who claimed to have been injured in a car accident that occurred at an intersection in Wallingford, Connecticut. There was a dispute as to which driver had the right of way in the intersection, with the claimant asserting that she had a green arrow and our client stating that he was facing a green light. At the conclusion of trial, the jury found that our client was not at fault for the accident, entered a verdict in his favor and awarded the claimant nothing. Mount v. Moran, Superior Court of Connecticut, Judicial District of New Haven at New Haven, Docket No. NNH-CV-12-6030215 S.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Earlier today, The Hon. Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, nominated Michael P. Kamp, a principal in the Litigation Department at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., to serve as a Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut. We are extremely proud of our colleague on the occasion of his nomination to judicial office. The selection of Michael P. Kamp for nomination to our state court bench reflects our firm's dedication to the highest standards of excellence in the representation of our clients, and is a testament to our reputation for providing preeminent legal services. Congratulations, Michael.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Following a court-side trial, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney John F. Conway obtained a judgment on behalf of his clients in a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, seeking damages under ERISA, among other claims. In a 42-page Memorandum of Decision, Chief Judge Thompson found all materially disputed issues, both factual and legal, in favor of Loughlin FitzGerald's clients and rendered a judgment for them accordingly. Congratulations, John.
Loughlin FitzGerald lawyer Eileen R. Becker's pro bono legal work on behalf of children was featured in an article that appeared in the March 28, 2011 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune, entitled, "Building A Better World, One Child At A Time," by Marie P. Grady. Congratulations to Eileen for her efforts and the generous contribution of her time and legal skills to this worthy cause.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In a case involving the alleged wrongful cancellation of a death benefit under an annuity contract, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney W. Glen Pierson successfully argued on behalf of our broker-dealer clients that Plaintiffs failed to adequately state a claim for breach of fiduciary duty under Connecticut law, and further, that they were not entitled to recover attorney’s fees or punitive damages under the facts alleged. In granting Loughlin FitzGerald’s motion to strike, the court agreed that Plaintiffs had failed to allege facts sufficient to establish a breach of fiduciary duty, and further, that Plaintiffs failed to allege the existence of a statute, contractual provision or reckless conduct sufficient to warrant an award of attorney’s fees or punitive damages. The court's decision is reported at 2011 WL 522793.
On November 22, 2010, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney Patrick G. Hughes won a court trial in favor of his client, who had been injured in a head-on collision with an intoxicated driver. Attorney Hughes prevailed in a dram-shop lawsuit against the bar that served the intoxicated driver prior to the accident, and the Superior Court in New Haven awarded the Loughlin FitzGerald client his economic damages, consisting of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages. The trial court's decision in the case is reported at 2010 WL 5158184.