Tort Liability: Fiduciary Duty Law

In an action by a product manufacturer against its Distributing Agent in the United Kingdom, the Connecticut Superior Court granted summary judgment to the defendant on the plaintiff’s claim for breach of fiduciary duty, holding that the defendant was not a fiduciary. We successfully represented the plaintiff manufacturer on an appeal to the Connecticut Appellate Court, which held that, because the trial court had found the defendant to be an agent, it was necessarily a fiduciary as well. The appellate court remanded the case, which was settled on terms favorable to our client shortly before the scheduled trial date. Jolen, Inc. v. Brodie & Stone, PLC, 186 Conn. App. 516 (2018), cert. denied, 330 Conn. 972 (2019).