Corcoran v. Taylor

In Corcoran v. Taylor, 65 Conn. App. 340, 782 A.2d 728, cert. denied, 258 Conn. 925, 783 A.2d 1027 (2001), the Court opined that "the language and legislative history of 52-225a clearly indicate that 52-225a was intended to prevent plaintiffs from obtaining double recoveries, i.e., collecting economic damages from a defendant and also receiving collateral source payments." Corcoran v. Taylor, supra, 65 Conn. App. at 344-45. Section 52-225a (a) provides in relevant part that "in any civil action . . . wherein. . . damages are awarded to compensate the claimant, the court shall reduce the amount of such award which represents economic damages . . . by an amount equal to the total of amounts determined to have been paid under subsection (b) of this section . . . ." Subsection (b) provides in relevant part that "upon a finding of liability and an awarding of damages by the trier of fact . . . the court shall receive evidence . . . concerning the total amount of collateral sources which have been paid for the benefit of the claimant . . . ."