Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment to two attorneys sued under a variety of theories including violation of the state's unfair trade practices law.
The basis was the failure of the plaintiff to "identify any evidence of ascertainable loss."
One of the defendants had been employed by attorney Meo as an associate. Meo was the sole proprietor of the law firm.
Meo was hospitalized in October 2005 and remained so until his death in April of the following year. The clients were managed by the asociate during his illness. Eventually, the attorney left the Meo firm and 51 of 53 clients retained him to complete their cases.
The suit here was filed by the widow Meo individually and as administrix of the estate. (Mike Frisch)