State Court Reverses Judgment in Favor of Worker

Large verdicts in catastrophic cases do not always “stick.”  While the popular press likes to report our big number trials, the public does not realize that these extraordinary results are often taken away from deserving Plaintiffs or hung up on appeals for years.  The Connecticut Supreme Court has reversed a $41 million judgment for a construction worker who was paralyzed when a defectively welded girder fell on his head. In a unanimous finding, the court held that contractor Sordoni Skanska could not be held liable because it was not responsible for inspecting welds and because the accident was not foreseeable. The court based its ruling on Connecticut’s construction code concerning non-delegable duty for contractors.  Thomas B. Scheffey,  04/15/2008  Read Article:

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