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Cecarelli v. Maher

Connecticut Court of Common Pleas
12 Conn. Supp. 240 (1943)


Facts

Cecarelli (plaintiff) attended a public dance in New Haven. At the end of the evening, three women asked him to drive them home. George Maher (defendant), John Heinz, and a third man, apparently aggrieved that the women had spurned them, set upon Cecarelli and beat him severely. The attack resulted in Cecarelli suffering from extended pain, missing work for a week, and needing to have five teeth replaced. Cecarelli sued Maher in a Connecticut state court. Maher did not respond to Cecarelli’s complaint, and a default judgment was entered. The court addressed the matter.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Cullinan, J.)

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