DISCLAIMER: The following results and outcomes listed on this page are specific to the cases described and are not a guarantee of results.
Termination of Parental Rights
Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC secured a significant win in probate court on behalf of our client, who was seeking to terminate the parental rights of her former partner. Our client was the victim of abuse – both physical and verbal – by her partner, “A.” She had a protective order filed against her partner in 2013, to ensure the protection of her and her daughter. At the time the protective order was filed, her former partner was incarcerated. We invite you to read more about the case.
Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Standing
Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC recently won a motion to dismiss based on a petitioner’s lack of standing in the court. The petitioner filed an Application for a Restraining Order against our client, on behalf of her daughter who has intellectual disabilities. Attorney Ryan Barry filed a motion to dismiss this application, “asserting that the court lacks jurisdiction over the application.” We invite you to read more about this interesting case.
Personal Injury & Civil Claims
$115,000 UM settlement before trial
Originally, the insurance company denied our clients’ UM claim entirely, offering them nothing. Attorney Spinella was able to settle the case favorably for our clients in mediation one week before jury selection. Read more about the case here. 2021
$75,000 pre-trial settlement for car accident: Carol Zeiler v. Scott Williams (Central Mutual Insurance Company).
After medical evaluation, it was found our client suffered a fractured pelvis, as well as soft tissue injuries to her neck and back. Our client was walking in the parking lot of a Stop & Shop when she was struck by a GMC pickup truck. Read more about the case here. 2018.
Policy limits settlement for wrongful death by a drunk driver
Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC represented a family member in a claim for death benefits. The insurance company did not want to pay out to our client. Once we stepped in, within two short months, the firm obtained a settlement of policy limits, and additional PIP coverage to cover the funeral and burial expenses. Read more about the case here. 2020
Dismissal of Claim in Civil Case
Obtained federal court dismissal of claim against client after removing case from State Court. The Firm was able to settle the case separately as a result of this ruling. 2020
Motion to Sever Trial in civil sexual assault case
Won hotly contested Motion to Sever Trial in a case with consolidated matters represented by 4 other law firms. Court ordered that the claims of each of 13 plaintiffs be tried separately. This ruling protected client from highly prejudicial, cumulative evidence being heard by a jury, before consolidated matters were scheduled to be tried. 2019
Precedent-setting UM/UIM case
Won precedent-setting case of first impression regarding UM/UIM coverage for rental cars: Justin Lollar v. Progressive Direct Insurance Co. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle which was hit by an uninsured driver. Our client tried to make a claim through the vehicle’s renter’s UM/UIM insurance, but was denied. We filed a lawsuit claiming that this exclusion violated Connecticut law, which stated that UM/UIM insurance was mandatory for all policies in Connecticut. Read more about the case here. 2019
Confidential settlement for car accident case.
Client suffered lower back soft tissue injury and nerve impingement.
Confidential settlement for truck accident case against the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Administration.
Client’s car was violently hit by a paving truck. She sustained neck and back injuries.
Confidential settlement for motorcycle accident
Client was on a motorcycle when he was hit by an elderly driver. Client sustained injuries to foot and lower back. 2020.
Corporate Clients and Business Law
Judgment after trial
After trial, secured judgment in favor of corporate client in eminent domain action brought by CT Department of Transportation.
Dismissal of profit gouging claim
Secured dismissal of profit gouging case brought by CT’s Atty General vs. Amazon retailer. 2020
Dismissal of breach of contract
Won dismissal of case alleging breach of contract and other claims when Court granted Motion to Dismiss. 2020
Successfully defended non-profit client in successive hearings before Probate Court. 2020
Acquitted: federal investigation
Successfully defended manufacturing client in federal investigation into business practices allegedly against national security interests. 2019
Acquitted: Risk of injury to a child, fourth-degree sexual assault
Our client was accused of sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl. He faced up to 25 years in prison and being placed on the sex offender registry. Attorney Anthony Spinella was able to use the accuser’s shifting stories as well as an ongoing custody battle, coupled with an outright denial by our client as well as other people in the home at the time the incident allegedly happened, so show that our client was not guilty. He was acquitted of all charges after a three day trial. Read more about the case here. 2017
Obtained Appellate Court reversal of trial court’s granting of plaintiffs’ continued use of pseudonyms. 2018