Thomas Scecina v. NE Wallingford Owner, LLC Et Al

  • Court: Connecticut State, Judicial District of New Haven , Superior Court
  • Case number: NNH-CV22-6125879-S
  • Judge: Hon Matthew Frechette
  • Filed: July 8, 2022
  • Case type: T03 – Torts – Defective Premises – Private – Other
  • Cause: Slip and Fall

Parties Involved 

  • Plaintiff: Thomas Scecina
    • Counsel for Plaintiff: East Rock Law LLC
  • Defendants: NE Wallingford Owner, LLC | Arbor Lodging Partners, LLC | ALM Cane CT, LLC
    • Counsel for Defendants: Mathis David J. Law Office

Verdict Information

Verdict Date: April 17, 2024
Total damages awarded to Plaintiff: $0.00

About the Case

Homewood Suites by Hilton was located at located at 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. On July 11, 2020, the plaintiff, Thomas Scecina had rented a room at Homewood Suites. He was staying the night there. A broken shower head installed in the shower stall had resulted in the water being redirected to a wall in the shower stall creating a perilous situation. The plaintiff slipped and fell in shower as a result of the broken shower head. He sustained severe injuries due to the fall.
The plaintiff sued the defendant under whose maintenance and care the broken shower had been installed. The negligence and carelessness of the defendant had caused the plaintiff to sustain such severe injuries and damages. The plaintiff asserted that the defendant had breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff and did not exercise due diligence. They had also supposedly failed to warn the plaintiff about the existence of the dangerous condition, resulting in the instant slip and fall lawsuit.
On September 22, 2023, the defendants , Homewood Suites Management, LLC and Homewood Suites Employer, LLC filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction. They claimed that they neither owned, operated, nor held any affiliation with the hotel situated at 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. Additionally, the defendants did not hire any employees for the Hotel, nor did they establish a franchisor-franchisee relationship with it. The motion was granted. In the amended complaint, filed on April 11, 2024, ALM Cane CT, LLC was held to be the main defendant who controlled and maintained the Homewood Suites located at 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492


Due to the defendant’s negligence the plaintiff had suffered from excruciating pain due to severe injuries sustained when he slipped and fell to the ground. He suffered from trauma to his head including a concussion and post-concussion syndrome. He also sustained injuries to his neck and the right-side of his body including the shoulder. As a result of these injuries, the plaintiff had to suffer a diminishing of life activities and a loss of enjoyment of life.


In this slip and fall lawsuit, plaintiff had to incur medical expenses for the treatment of the injuries sustained as a result of the accident. The plaintiff had demanded an amount of $15,000 or more, exclusive of other costs and interest to cover his past and future financial expenses and the suffering and inconvenience he had to go through as a result of the accident.

Jury Verdict

The Connecticut jury on April 17, 2024 in this matter found the facts and evidence to be in favour of the defendant in this slip and fall lawsuit. Consequently, the plaintiff was found not entitled to any damages. Hon. Matthew Frechette passed a final judgment on April 17, 2024 affirming the verdict in favour of the defendant.

Court Documents:


Amended Complaint

Jury Verdict