Conn. Court Affirms Delay In Naming Substitute Plaintiff Warranted Dismissal

(September 2, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT) -- HARTFORD, Conn. — An executrix’s four-year delay in substituting herself as a plaintiff in an asbestos action prejudiced defendants and warranted dismissal for failure to prosecute, a Connecticut appeals court held Sept. 2 (Adrienne Brochu, executrix of the estate of Adrien Brochu v. Aesys Technologies, et al., No. AC36483, Conn. App.; 2015 Conn. App. LEXIS 314).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150909-025Z.)

Adrien Brochu was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2009 and subsequently filed suit in Fairfield at Bridgeport, Conn., Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly...
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