Skibeck v. Avon

In Skibeck v. Avon, 24 Conn. App. 239, 587 A.2d 166, cert. denied, 219 Conn. 912, 593 A.2d 138 (1991), the plaintiff originally had filed an action in 1980 regarding an accident that had occurred in January, 1979. 24 Conn. App. at 240. After eleven years of litigation and the trial court's dismissal of the case three times for failure to appear and failure to prosecute, the Court concluded that "to allow this action to continue at this time would defeat the basic purpose of the public policy that is inherent in statutes of limitation, i.e., to promote finality in the litigation process." Id. at 243.