Sturm v. Harb Dev., LLC

In Sturm v. Harb Dev., LLC, 298 Conn. 124, 2 A3d 859, 870 [Conn 2010], the plaintiff asserted a claim for negligent construction of a home against the building company with whom it had contracted. The plaintiff also asserted a negligence claim against the principal of the company in his individual capacity. The Connecticut Supreme Court dismissed the claim against the principal on the ground that the only duty of care asserted by the plaintiff arose from an obligation to perform under the contract to which the principal was not a party (Sturm v. Harb Dev., LLC, 2 A3d at 871). The plaintiff failed to identify a separate duty owed to it by the principal.