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Connecticut / Court Backlog #291070

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Hartford, Connecticut) Problem of court backlog in Connecticut examined; Mary Pellegrino's case cited as example [PELLEGRINO - thinks 9-year wait is ridiculous.] Connecticut Trials Lawyers Association reported filing suit against Connecticut to speed up court system. [Association spokesperson Wesley HORTON - believes Connecticut court delays are worst in nation] [Dawn GUERRERA - notes future criminals will get tried before she receives court date for civil suit.] [Salvatore GUERRERA - thinks situation "stinks."] [State attorney general Joseph LIEBERMAN - suggests plaintiffs take their fight into political arena.] Anticipated length of time before Trial Lawyers Association suit is heard mentioned. [PELLEGRINO - comments.]
REPORTER: Jayne Miller

Miller, Jayne;
Rather, Dan

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