SOUTHPORT MANOR CONVALESCENT CENTER, INC., et al.
Dwight F. Fanton, Fairfield, James T. Shearin and Dion W. Moore, Bridgeport, in support of petition.
James G. Green, Jr., Hartford, in opposition.
The plaintiffs Southport Manor Convalescent Center, Inc., and Albert A. Garafolo's
petition for certification[213 Conn. 812] for appeal from the Appellate Court, 20 Conn.App. 223, 565 A.2d 878, is granted, limited to the following issues:
"1. Did the Appellate Court err in concluding that a prior dismissal of a suit raising the same claims as those asserted in the present action had resulted in a judgment having 'the same effect as if the case had been tried on the merits' (20 Conn.App. 223, 228) for the purpose of invoking the defense of res judicata, when the dismissal of the prior suit was based upon a motion to dismiss for improper venue and the pendency of a prior action, to the granting of which the plaintiff was deemed to have consented because of its failure to file a memorandum opposing the motion within the time allowed by Practice Book § 143?
"2. Did the Appellate Court err in affirming a judgment of dismissal based upon the defense of res judicata when Practice Book § 164 expressly includes such a ...