BENCHMARK MUNICIPAL TAX SERVICES, LTD.
GREENWOOD MANOR, LLC, et al.
September 13, 2019
Court, Judicial District of Bridgeport, Radcliffe, J.
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Jonathan J. Klein, Bridgeport, for the appellant (substitute
defendant-cross claim plaintiff Main Street Business
W. Moyher, Westport, with whom, on the brief, was James M.
Nugent, Milford, for the appellee (cross claim defendant
Epstein filed a brief for the appellee (substitute plaintiff
city of Bridgeport).
Bright and Devlin, Js.
Conn.App. 434] In this action to foreclose certain municipal
property tax liens on a 9.9 acre parcel of property in
Bridgeport (property), the substitute defendant and cross
claim plaintiff, Main Street Business Management, Inc. (Main
Street), appeals from the trial courts
judgment rendered against it on its cross claim [194
Conn.App. 435] alleging that the cross claim defendant,
Manuel Moutinho, tortiously interfered with a business
expectancy and violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade
Practices Act, General Statutes § 42-110 et seq. (CUTPA), and
on its counterclaim alleging that the city engaged in
tortious interference with a business expectancy and
improperly sought to affect the propertys value adversely by
interfering with a proposed zone change.
appeal, Main Street, as Greenwoods successor in interest,
claims that the court improperly determined that (1) Moutinho
did not tortiously interfere with a proposed sale of the
property by Greenwood to the city, (2) the city did not
tortiously interfere with the business relationship between
Greenwood and Moutinho, and (3) the city did not tortiously
interfere by causing the citys planning and zoning
commission (commission) to reject a zoning reclassification