Handy v. Minwax Co

In Handy v. Minwax Co., 46 Conn. App. 54, 56-59, 698 A.2d 339, cert. denied, 243 Conn. 921, 701 A.2d 342 (1997), the Court held that where the plaintiff did not have actual or constructive notice of the judgment dismissing his action until he received a letter from the defendant's counsel almost fourteen months after the date of the judgment, the four month time period was triggered by the plaintiff's receipt of the letter. The motion to open the judgment, filed one week after receipt of the letter, was timely, and the court, therefore, had jurisdiction to open the judgment.