Pacelli Bros. Transportation, Inc. v. Pacelli
In Pacelli Bros. Transportation, Inc. v. Pacelli, 189 Conn. 401, 415, 456 A.2d 325 (1983), the trial court gave no reason for not awarding attorney's fees provided in a note which was being collected by litigation, whereas here the court did give reasons.
In Pacelli, the Court stated: "We know of no principle whereby the amount due upon a note which has been found to be valid may be reduced because of conduct of the holder which has been found to be reprehensible but not violative of the legal rights of the maker. The provision for a reasonable attorney's fee was an integral part of the note and, like any other clause determining the amount due, could not be disregarded. Having decided that the note was valid, the trial court had no choice but to allow a reasonable attorney's fee as part of the debt." Id.