Paul v. Gordon

In Paul v. Gordon, 58 Conn. App. 724, 754 A.2d 851 (2000), there was such an obvious and gross want of care on the part of the defendant that a layperson would know that the defendant's conduct violated the standard of care. Id., 728. In Paul the plaintiffs had retained an attorney to represent them in a summary process action. Id. The Paul attorney did nothing, even though he assured the plaintiffs that he would handle the matter. Id. As a result, the plaintiffs were evicted from their home and lost a substantial sum of money. Id.