Expressway Associates II v. Friendly Ice Cream Corp. of Connecticut
In Expressway Associates II v. Friendly Ice Cream Corp. of Connecticut, 34 Conn. App. 543, 546, 642 A.2d 62, cert. denied, 230 Conn. 915, 645 A.2d 1018 (1994) the Court dismissed an appeal brought by a nonlawyer general partner on behalf of the partnership because the general partner did not have standing to bring the appeal. Id., 551.
The Court recognized that a nonlawyer cannot bring an action in a representative capacity. Id. We dismissed the appeal because of the substantive requirement that "all interested parties of a general partnership"; id., 551 n.10; be represented in their individual capacities.
The Court recognized that because "having all the parties in interest before the court invokes subject matter jurisdiction, we cannot adjudicate the interests of parties who are not present." Id., 551-52 n.10. Because all of the parties in interest were not before us, we dismissed the appeal because we lacked subject matter jurisdiction. Id., 551.