Bizzoco v. Chinitz

In Bizzoco v. Chinitz, 193 Conn. 304, 310, 476 A.2d 572 (1984), the Court stated that "courts may rely on their general knowledge of what has occurred at the proceedings before them to supply evidence in support of an award of attorney's fees." The court in Bizzoco upheld an award of attorney's fees, noting the trial court's knowledge that the plaintiff's counsel had taken a lengthy deposition, had engaged in the trial, and had prepared a posttrial brief and was therefore in a position to evaluate the complexity of the issues presented and the skill with which counsel had dealt with those issues. Id., 310-11.