Connecticut Court Issues Media-Friendly Decisions on Fair Report Privilege and Retraction Statute
Within the span of one month, the New Haven Register (the "Register") prevailed in two libel cases. The two decisions, Mackowski and Alfano v. New Haven Register, Superior Court, judicial district of New Haven, Docket No. CV 99-0430252 S, (September 27, 2002) (Arnold, J.), and Fred Dellacamera v. New Haven Register, Superior Court, Docket No. CV 00-0436560, (October 28, 2002) (Arnold, J.), written by the same judge, granted summary judgement to the newspaper under Connecticut's common-law and its retraction statute.