Superior Court Ruled That a Failure to Include the Full Name of One of the Streets at the Location of an Alleged Defect in the Roadway Did Not Constitute a Failure to Provide Proper Notice of an Intention to File a Claim Against the State.

The plaintiff served a standard notice, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 13a-144, to set aside the state’s sovereign immunity with regard to a defect on state highways or sidewalks that allegedly caused a person to be injured. The plaintiff’s notice provided numerous details about the location in question but erroneously referred to the “intersection of Main Street and Center Street” when, in actuality, North Main Street turned into South Main Street at the location of Center Street….
By: Marshall Dennehey
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