Pepitone v. Serman

In Pepitone v. Serman, 69 Conn. App. 614, 619, 794 A.2d 1136 (2002) the court twice rendered a judgment of dismissal on the ground of dormancy, in 1997, and in 1999 because of the plaintiff's failure to close the pleadings. The plaintiff in Pepitone, who originally filed an action in 1996 arising from events that occurred in 1993, had received several notices from the court that failure to close the pleadings would result in the dismissal of his case. Id. at 615-16. Moreover, at the time of the second dismissal, the plaintiff had failed to reply to the defendant's special defenses and counterclaim, nor did he proffer any explanations for his conduct. Id., at 616.