Congratulations to our Senior Associate, Audrey Medd on Another Terrific Win for a Connecticut Russo & Gould Client
In Jackson v. 61 Warwick, LLC, et. al. Audrey secured a judgment without trial for our client in an action where plaintiff alleged mold issues in her apartment caused significant injuries. Audrey successfully challenged the legal sufficiency of the plaintiff’s Complaint through a Motion to Strike. Specifically, Audrey argued that the plaintiff could not maintain a cause of action under Connecticut General Statutes § 47a–7. After argument, Honorable James Abrams, in his well-reasoned decision, agreed with Audrey and held that “[t]he statute itself does not create a private cause of action for the tenant in the event the landlord violates any of the multiple requirements contained in Gen. Stat. § 47a–7,” and struck plaintiff’s Complaint in its entirety.
This win comes on the heels of another win in this matter. Earlier in the case, Audrey, through a Motion to Dismiss filed on behalf on the individual defendant, successfully demonstrated that the Court was without jurisdiction because the individual defendant was not served properly. These two wins secured a judgment for the defendants in this matter and dismissed the action. Way to go Audrey!