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Court Rules Transgender Teen’s Rights Violated

By DAVE COLLINS  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled Monday that a transgender girl’s due process rights were violated last year when she was transferred from the custody of the […]


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Lawmakers: Horses Not Vicious

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child. The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 […]



Appellate Court Rules Boy Scouts Not Liable In Abuse Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s second-highest court has ruled that the Boy Scouts of America and a local council of the group aren’t liable for a former scouting leader’s sexual molestation of a boy. The […]



State Court: Use Of Force To Get DNA Sample OK

Prison officials can use reasonable force to take DNA samples from convicted felons who refuse to provide them, Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled Monday.


Attorney for former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez Hubert J. Santos argues his case during a hearing before Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford Tuesday. Santos is seeking to have the convictions against Perez overturned.    MICHAEL McANDREWS |

Perez Appeal Before Appellate Court

The state Appellate Court has heard arguments in the case of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez who’s appealing his five corruption convictions.


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Court Upholds Fenwick Ruling On Hepburn Estate

The Appellate Court has agreed with the Historic District Commission in Fenwick in rejecting the solution chosen by the purchaser of Katherine Hepburn’s former estate when he was told five-foot granite posts he installed at the driveway entrance were a foot too tall.


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Appellate Court Rejects Hunger-Striking Inmate’s Appeal

The state Appellate Court has rejected an appeal by a prison inmate who went on a hunger strike, ended up being force-fed under court orders and then claimed he was being abused and tortured in custody.


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Appellate Court Rules Against Connecticut Town In Madoff-Inspired Suit

The Connecticut Appellate Court has ruled that the town of Fairfield may not make claims for losses due to disgraced financier Bernard Madoff’s fraud.


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Court Rejects Appeal Of Doctor In Lyme Disease Case

The state Appellate Court on Monday rejected the appeal of a New Haven pediatrician who claimed state officials were wrong to discipline him in 2007 for the way he treated two children he diagnosed with Lyme disease.


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New Trial Ordered In Suicide Malpractice Suit

The state Appellate Court has overturned a jury verdict and ordered a new trial in the case of a woman’s suicide at a psychiatric hospital that caters to celebrities.