Tucker v. Connecticut Ins. Placement Facility
In Tucker v. Connecticut Ins. Placement Facility, 192 Conn. 653, 473 A.2d 1210 (1984) the Court construed General Statutes 49-73d, which requires an insurance company to notify the town clerk, and to demand of the town clerk, in writing, a statement indicating the amount of all liens filed pursuant to General Statutes 49-73a and 49-73b before paying any fire insurance proceeds. The town clerk is then required to deliver to the insurance company, by registered or certified mail, within twenty days of the receipt by the town clerk of the demand, a statement indicating the amount of all such liens.
The court in Tucker stated: "Section 49-73d provides that the statement of the town clerk shall be delivered to the insurance company in person or by registered or certified mail, within twenty days from the date of receipt by the town clerk of such demand. . . . The word deliver includes a handing over for the purpose of taking even though both acts do not occur simultaneously . . . . When a statute, such as section 49-73d, authorizes delivery by mail then depositing a letter with the post office in the specified manner and within the specified time period constitutes delivery to the defendant." Id., 192 Conn. at 660.