Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys have defended more than 130 of the 169 municipalities within the State of Connecticut against general and professional liability claims.
Public Officials' Liability
Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys regularly represents selectmen, council members, and other municipal officials in suits brought for civil rights violation, including First Amendment, Due Process, Equal Protection, Fair Housing Act and unconstitutional takings claims. Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys also represent land use boards, commissions and employees in civil rights lawsuits related to the granting or denial of approvals, certificates and permits, based on due process and equal protection claims. Finally, Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys represent municipal officials and municipalities in contractual claims, as well as claims lodged against building officials and fire officials regarding inspections and the issuance or denial of permits.
Police Professional Liability
Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys defend the full spectrum of police professional liability claims in both state and federal courts, including claims based on use of excessive force, including deadly force; wrongful arrest; illegal search; failure to protect; jail suicides; police pursuits; failure to provide adequate medical treatment to persons in custody; racial profiling; and all due process and equal protection claims.
School Leaders' Liability
Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys regularly defend Boards of Education and employees in civil rights claims grounded on the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses, as well as claims brought pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys also defend claims for assault and sexual contact.
Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys appear in all courts in defense of roadway defect claims, nuisance claims, and claims of negligence brought against municipal and Board of Education employees.
Howd & Ludorf, LLC, attorneys have argued appeals in municipal cases before the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Some of the more notable appellate decisions are set forth at the end of this brochure.