Malerba v. Cessna Aircraft Co

In Malerba v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 210 Conn. 189, 554 A.2d 287 (Conn. 1989), the Connecticut Supreme Court reasoned: "When standing is put in issue, the question is whether the person whose standing is challenged is a proper party to request an adjudication of the issue. . . ." "Standing is ordinarily held to have been met when a complainant makes a colorable claim of direct injury he . . . is likely to suffer. . . ." The question then is whether the third party complaint and the parties it draws into the action create a risk of a direct injury to the original plaintiff. Injury in this context includes procedural injury to the cause of action. (Id. at 288-89.)