Issue: Can the victim in a slip-and-fall incident that occurred in New York bring an action against the landowner in a Connecticut Court?
|Area of Law:||Personal Injury & Negligence, Real Estate Law|
|Keywords:||An action for a personal injury; Slip-and-fall incident; Law of the place of the injury|
|Jurisdiction:||Connecticut, New York|
|Cited Cases:||146 Conn. App. 341; 440 A.2d 179; 830 A.2d 752; 201 Conn. 632; 519 A.2d 13; 184 Conn. 471|
|Cited Statutes:||Connecticut General Statute § 52-59b(a); The Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws § 145|
Connecticut General Statute § 52-59b(a) provides:
As to a cause of action arising from any of the acts enumerated in this section, a court may exercise personal jurisdiction over any nonresident individual, foreign partnership or foreign voluntary association, or over the executor or administrator of such nonresident individual, foreign partnership or foreign voluntary association, who in person or through an agent: (1) Transacts any business within the state; (2) commits a tortious act within the state, except as to a cause of action for defamation of character arising from the act; (3) commits a tortious act outside the state causing injury to person or property within the state, except as to a cause of action for defamation of character arising from the act, if such person or agent (A) regularly does or solicits business, or engages in any other persistent course of conduct, or derives substantial revenue from goods used or consumed or services rendered, in the state, or (B) expects or should reasonably expect the act to have consequences in the state and derives substantial revenue from interstate or international commerce; (4) owns, uses or possesses any real property situated within the state; or (5) uses a computer, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 53-451, or a computer network, as defined in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of said section, located within the state.
The phrase “transacts any business within the state” has been broadly construed to mean […]