Saturday, June 20, 2009

Suit Filed for Victim of Sexual Assault at Underage Drinking Party

The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck has filed suit on behalf of a Fitch Senior High School student who was sexually assaulted by another teen at an underage drinking party in Groton on June 16, 2007. The girl is identified as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy. The suit alleges that the girl and her friend obtained and consumed alcoholic beverages from the friend’s home in Mystic, and then went to the party at a second house in Groton where they drank more and where the assault took place. The suit, filed against the owners of the homes where the drinking took place, alleges claims for negligent supervision and negligent provision of alcohol, including that the homeowners failed to properly supervise their minor children and their guests at their homes; failed to take steps to prevent drinking of alcohol by minors on their premises; violated Conn. Gen. Stat. § 30-89a by knowingly permitting minors to possess alcohol on their premises, and/or failing to make reasonable efforts to halt possession of alcohol by minors on their premises; and failed to prevent sexual assault of minors on the property. In addition to sexual assault and battery, the victim alleges injuries including mental and emotional anguish and distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, embarrassment, social ostracism and humiliation.

The trial attorneys at The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck, LLC represent individuals in all types of personal injury cases throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island including car accidents; trucking accidents; motorcycle accidents; wrongful deaths; slip/trip and falls; construction accidents; dog bite cases; medical malpractice; nursing home abuse or neglect cases; defective products; negligent security claims; uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims; spine, neck and back injuries; traumatic brain injuries; birth injuries; jury trials; mediation and arbitration; and appeals. We proudly serve clients all over the state of Connecticut and the state of Rhode Island, including, in Connecticut: New London County, New Haven County, Middlesex County, Hartford County, Tolland County, and Windham County; and in Rhode Island: Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, Providence County, and Washington County. Call the attorneys at The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck today, at (860)535-4040 or (800)597-1334.

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