Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Finding State’s Claims Not Barred By Res Judicata

(September 30, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT) -- HARTFORD, Conn. — Claims for negligence and breach of contract brought by the State of Connecticut against a construction company stemming from alleged defects in the masonry work during the construction of a women’s prison are not barred by the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel, a Connecticut Appellate Court panel ruled Sept. 22 after finding that the state could not have brought the claims during an earlier arbitration proceeding with the company (State of Connecticut v. Bacon Construction Company Inc., No. AC 36829, Conn....
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