Elephant negligence

July 18, 2012

  • 302 Pleading
  • 302XVI Motions
  • 302k351 Striking Out Pleading or Defense
  • 302k354 k. Insufficient Allegations or Denials.

302 PleadingWhere second count of complaint, in negligence action for injuries caused by elephant, was substantially the same as first count, except for addition in second count of allegation that elephant was “an animal ferae naturae,” motion of one of the defendants to expunge second count, on ground that it was merely repetitious of first count and introduced no new facts, would be granted.
Becker v. Steele, 139 A.2d 820 (Conn. Super. Ct. 1958)
Suggested by Ken Laska, Attorney; Segal & Laska, LLC; Plainville, CT