16, 2019 [**]
from Superior Court, Judicial District of New Haven, Conway,
J., Marcus, J.
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J. Oneto IV, assigned counsel, for the appellant (respondent
Bevacqua Bollier, assistant attorney general, with whom, on
the brief, were William Tong, attorney general, and Benjamin
Zivyon, assistant attorney general, for the appellee
C.J., and Elgo and Sullivan, Js.
Conn.App. 202] The respondent father appeals from the
judgment of the trial court denying his motion to open the
judgment of neglect that was rendered after the respondent
was defaulted for his failure to attend a case status
conference. On appeal, the respondent claims that
the court improperly denied his motion to open because the
record does not support a finding that he received
"actual adequate notice of the [case status] conference
in violation of his rights to the due process of law."
We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the
Conn.App. 203] The following facts and procedural history are
relevant to this appeal. Skylar was born in September, 2018.
On September 28, 2018, the Department of Children and
Families (department) assumed temporary custody of Skylar
pursuant to a ninety-six hour administrative hold. On October
1, 2018, the petitioner, the Commissioner of Children and
Families, filed a neglect petition on behalf of Skylar. On
that same date, the department obtained an ex parte order of
temporary custody. A trial on the order of temporary custody
was heard by the court on October 12 and 19, 2018. At the
close of the first day of trial, the respondent received
permission to be excused from attending the second day of
trial. At the close of the second day of trial, the court
ruled from the bench and sustained the order of temporary
the court ruled from the bench, the parties scheduled a case
status conference. The following colloquy occurred:
"The Clerk: November 27th at nine?
"[The Mothers Counsel]: I guess so.
"[The Departments Counsel]: Can [the respondent] be
notified of ...