Bowman v. 1477 Central Avenue Apartments, Inc
In Bowman v. 1477 Central Avenue Apartments, Inc., 203 Conn. 246, 250, 524 A.2d 610 (1987), the court held that parties "are deemed to have given their implicit consent to the referral by failing to raise their objection in a timely fashion." Bowman v. 1477 Central Avenue Apartments, Inc., 203 Conn. at 251.
It thereafter rejected the defendants' argument that they had objected timely because "the defendants 'utterly neglected' to raise the issue of their lack of consent until after the hearing had ended and the referee had filed his report."
The court noted that "the appropriate time to object in this case would have been at the time of the referral, or at least prior to the commencement of the hearing before the referee." Id.