Perzanowski v. New Britain
In Perzanowski v. New Britain, 183 Conn. 504, 507, 440 A.2d 763 (1981), the plaintiff's original civil rights action failed against the defendant city because the city was immune from liability in such an action. When the plaintiff later brought an action against the city under a different legal theory, the trial court dismissed the action for failure to comply with the statute of limitations. The plaintiff appealed from that judgment, arguing that 52-593 applied and that, thus, the action was not barred on the basis of the statute of limitations.
The Court refused to apply 52-593 because the plaintiff's original action was not dismissed as a result of "a mistake in naming a defendant." Perzanowski v. New Britain, supra, 507.