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Family of Boy Abused by Branford Businessman Settles for $1,500,000

Published 8:43 pm EST, Monday, February 25, 2019. Greenwich Time, New Haven Register, CT Law Tribune.

“BRANFORD — The family of a young boy sexually assaulted by the former owner of a Branford graphics company over a two-year period has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the perpetrator, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune.” “The family’s attorney, Frank Bartlett of Cheshire-based Bartlett Legal Group, told the Law Tribune that the boy’s father worked for Guay at K&G Graphics and the boy, who was 8 years old when the abuse began in 2014, often would accompany his father to work.”

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8/28/2015 Respected Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney Frank Bartlett quoted concerning
Status of Fetus at Issue in Wrongful Death Case

Judge says wrongful death suit can proceed even if baby isn’t viable

Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, The Connecticut Law Tribune
August 28, 2015

Frank Bartlett of Bartlett Legal Group in Cheshire, who was not involved in this case but has handled many other personal injury cases, called Kamp’s ruling a “significant and well-reasoned” decision that allows a plaintiff to move forward in a case in which a child was born and later died. He said the law in this area is likely to change. “While in this case viability was not the determining factor because the child was born as opposed to dying in utero, medical advances are changing the line of viability,” Bartlett said, noting there have been rare cases in which children born before 22 weeks have survived.

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10/1/2014 Attorney Bartlett selected to CT Law Tribune’s “2014 New Leaders in the Law”.

6/27/2014 CT Law Tribune -Bartlett wins $2,750,000 verdict in an adult victim of childhood sexual abuse case

9/20/2013 Below is TV coverage of Attorney Frank Bartlett before the CT Supreme Court in Wood v. Club LLC.\

His arguments start 30 minutes 20 seconds into the video. Click on the photo below to view the video. After watching the video click here for the Supreme Court’s Ruling.

Supreme Court Oral Argument in Patrick Wood v. Club LLC, et al. September 20, 2013 Connecticut Network

06/15/2012 Attorney Bartlett quoted in Los Angeles Times about sexual abuse cases against Boy Scouts of America

02/22/2012 WVIT 30 Boy Scout Molestation Case brought on behalf of clients by Frank Bartlett

02/21/2012 News conference at the Omni Hotel in New Haven.  Covered by local TV stations, Attorney Frank Bartlett of Cheshire and Kelly Clark of Portland, Oregon announce a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts saying they knew or should have known that convicted abuser David “Dirk” Davenport had molested boys in Montana and Nebraska prior to his activities in Connecticut.


10/22/2011 Stamford Advocate article –

Appellate Court case held at Westhill High School Stamford. Attorney Bartlett argues case and then answers students questions about this case which they have been studying.


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$3,188,804 Awarded - Sexually abused 40 years ago as a seven year old child.
Outcome: Plaintiff's Verdict of $2,750,000 Dawn Andalora v. Joseph Falanga A Willimantic, CT jury awarded Dawn Andalora $2.75 million dollars for alleged sexual abuse. 11/05/2014 Judge Harry E Calmar issued an order awarding additional punitive damages of $438,803.95.
Bartlett Legal Group Secures $1,500,000 Settlement for 8 Year Old Boy Sexually Molested by his Dad's Boss.
Case NNH-CV17-5039765-S John Doe PPA v. Guay Roger 02/11/2019 Judgement for the Plaintiff The abuse started in 2014 when the child would accompany his father to work and continued for over two years at various locations before others became aware. The abuser is currently in prison and, to date, over $1,000,000 of his assets have been secured for the boy's benefit.
$1,000,000 Judgment for plaintiff in CT Boy Scout sexual abuse case.
John Roe #1 v. Boy Scouts of America, et al. – $1,000,000 judgment obtained against a Boy Scout scoutmaster on behalf of a young boy who suffered sexual abuse at scouting events and at a local Boy Scout camp.
$520,000 Plaintiff's verdict in slip case.
Colleen B. v. 1-3 Long Wharf Drive Personal Injury – slip wins $520,000 verdict for woman who suffered an ankle sprain and injuries to her lower back which required surgery after stepping in a depression in a parking lot.

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