Giordano v. Giordano

In Giordano v. Giordano, 39 Conn. App. 183, 664 A.2d 1136 (1995), the Court stated: "The defendant misunderstands the nature of a laches defense. A laches defense is not, as he asserts, a substantive right that can be asserted in both legal and equitable proceedings. Laches is purely an equitable doctrine, is largely governed by the circumstances, and is not to be imputed to one who has brought an action at law within the statutory period. . . . It is an equitable defense allowed at the discretion of the trial court in cases brought in equity." Id., at 214.