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Successful Appeal in Connecticut Supreme Court Relating to Supplemental Sewer Assessment

Town of Simsbury, Connecticut

Represented the Town of Simsbury, which imposed a supplemental sewer assessment on a former factory building that was converted into an office building. Claiming that its use of town sewers decreased as a result of this change in the building, the plaintiff challenged the town's imposition of the supplemental assessment, raised issues of statutory construction, and asserted constitutional claims. The case also presented the town with difficult issues of how to evaluate the increase in benefit to the plaintiff. Case tried in the Superior Court, which found for the plaintiff.  On appeal, the Connecticut Supreme Court set aside the judgment of the trial court and directed judgment for the town.  Tower Bus. Park Assoc. No. 1 Ltd. Partnership v. Water Pollution Control Authority -Connecticut Supreme Court, 213 Conn. 112 (1989).
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