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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Mazur, Catherine


AC38670 - Megos v. Ranta (Personal injury; "In this appeal, we are called upon to answer one very important question, namely, whether an action brought pursuant to General Statutes § 52-62 is 'commenced' upon service of process on the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (commissioner). We answer that question in the affirmative. The plaintiff in the present case, Richard Megos, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his complaint, brought pursuant to the accidental failure of suit statute, General Statutes § 52-592, on the ground that the original § 52-62 action had not been 'commenced' because the defendant, Karin Ranta, did not have actual notice of the suit before the running of the applicable statute of limitations. On appeal, the plaintiff claims this was error. We agree and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the trial court.")