BL03 The End of the Commercial Relationship Test and Other Recent Significant Developments in CUTPA Jurisprudence (2020CLC)

September 14, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Business Law Track

Presented by the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section

About the Program

This seminar offers an opportunity for Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) novices and veterans alike to keep up-to-date with the cutting edge of CUTPA jurisprudence. The seminar will mostly cover several significant recent shifts in CUTPA jurisprudence, but only after offering enough background and context to permit even those who are new to CUTPA to follow the discussion and understand the significance of the cases presented.

You Will Learn

  • On the basics of CUTPA in order to facilitate an understanding of the recent cases discussed
  • About Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, 331 Conn. 53 (2019), and the several ways in which it has caused a landscape shift in CUTPA jurisprudence, with emphasis on the elimination of the commercial relationship test
  • About other important recent cases, including Cadco, Ltd v. Doctor’s Associates, Inc., 188 Conn. App. 122 (2019), which explores the importance of affirmatively protecting oneself in commercial transactions, and other important developing issues on which there are current splits of authority

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP)


Bob Langer Robert M. Langer
Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford

Daniel Scholfield Daniel P. Scholfield
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport