Lamberti v. Stamford

In Lamberti v. Stamford, 131 Conn. 396, 40 A.2d 190 (1944), the plaintiff sustained injuries on December 15 and did not give notice until December 26. The tenth day after the injury was December 25, which is denoted a legal holiday pursuant to another state statute, and the clerk's office was closed. The Court held that the plaintiff's notice was timely where it was given one day after the tenth day, which fell on a legal holiday. Id., 401. In reaching its conclusion, the Supreme Court observed that "the giving of that notice involves a duty to receive it on the part of the proper municipal official." Id., 400. In Lamberti, there was no question as to whether notice had been given to the city clerk as directed by the statute.