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Connecticut Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment on Behalf of Property Owner Client

Simsbury attorneys Jacqueline A. Maulucci and Michael T. Lynch recently achieved summary judgment in the Judicial District of Windham at Putnam on behalf of a property owner client in a case involving a dog attack.

In this dispute, a tenant at our client’s residential apartment complex in Danielson, Connecticut, alleged that she was attacked by a pit bull owned or kept by the co-defendant, who is also a tenant at our client’s property. The plaintiff claimed an injury to her left middle finger and hand, and scarring to her chin and lower lip as a result of the attack.

Litchfield Cavo attorneys Jacqueline and Mike filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that pit bulls were specifically banned from the property and our client had no actual or constructive notice that the pit bull was on the property. Our attorneys further contended that there was no evidence that our client had notice of any alleged vicious propensities of the dog. In September 2021, the Court granted our attorneys’ Motion for Summary Judgment.

Jacqueline focuses her legal practice on defending actions against companies and individuals involving claims of personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment claims alleging discrimination brought by individuals in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Mike practices in both general liability and worker’ compensation claims. He represents a wide range of clients including vehicle and home owners, commercial business owners, contractors and home owners associations. Mike’s experience also includes representing insurance companies on first-party claims, uninsured/underinsured claims and employers in workers’ compensation matters.