Conn. High Court Nixes Bias Suit Against AG's Office

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a trial court's decision to toss an employment discrimination suit filed by a former paralegal against the Connecticut Attorney General's Office and several of its employees, although the high court disputed the legal foundation for the lower court's ruling.

Although the appellate and trial courts erred in barring plaintiff Geraldine Lyon's discrimination claims under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, the state Supreme Court reached a similar substantive conclusion to dismiss the claims by applying the collateral estoppel doctrine, Justice Peter...
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