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Right v. Breen

890 A.2d 1287 (2006)

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Right v. Breen

Connecticut Supreme Court

890 A.2d 1287 (2006)

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Facts

Right (plaintiff) was stopped at a red light in his automobile, when a car driven by Breen (defendant) collided with Right from behind. Right then brought a negligence claim against Breen. The jury determined that Right incurred zero damages as a result of the accident, and found Breen not liable. Right then moved to set aside the verdict and for additur, claiming that Breen owed Right nominal damages because of the legal injury caused by Breen. The trial court granted these motions, awarding Right $1 in nominal damages and costs. Breen appealed, and the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s decision.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Katz, J.)

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