Connecticut commercial litigators sometimes overlook an archaic civil procedure tool which can be used very successfully to obtain discovery of information before a company commits itself to what could be expensive litigation. We’ve used this procedure in employment cases, toxic tort cases and trade secret matters. And a recent Superior Court opinion validates this litigation strategy.
I have taken a keen interest in Connecticut’s new SLAPP statute and written about it here. I was scheduled to moderate a panel discussion recently at the Raymond E. Baldwin Inn of Court recently but an out-of-state deposition kept me from doing it. So I need another dose of the special motion to dismiss.