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Notable Appellate Victories

United States v. Jackman, 46 F.3d 1240 (2d Cir. 1995). In this case, the Law Offices of Jeremiah & Terry Donovan successfully attacked the method of choosing venire persons in Connecticut’s federal district court.

Keeney v. Town of Old Saybrook, 237 Conn. 135, 676 A.2d 795 (1996).  Old Saybrook has no
sewer plant. This case, in part, is why.

Erickson v. Erickson, 246 Conn. 250, 716 A.2d 92 (1998).  Ever since colonial times,
Connecticut courts have refused to allow parole evidence (generally, testimony about what
someone now dead said about his or her intentions) in interpreting a will. This case changed all that.

State v. Singh, 259 Conn. 693, 793 A.2d 226 (2002).  This was the first in a series of
Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court cases dealing with prosecutorial misconduct.

Maris v. McGrath, 269 Conn. 834, 850 A.2d 133 (2004).  For the first time, the Connecticut
Supreme Court held that a party who brings vexatious or frivolous litigation may be liable for the opposing party’s attorney fees.

State v. Kirby, 280 Conn. 361, 908 A.2d 506 ( 2006).  Considering the question of in what
circumstances a defendant has the right to confront the witnesses against him.

State v. Randolph, 933 A. 2d 1158, 284 Conn. 328 (2007).  A leading case on uncharged
misconduct evidence.

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