The Supreme Court Friday upheld a $2.9 million judgment against the Metropolitan District Commission, saying the regional water and sewer authority was not entitled to immunity from a claim filed by a bicyclist who injured herself on its property more than a decade ago.
The ruling resulting from an appeal of a lawsuit filed by Maribeth Blonski, who was biking on a trail on MDC property in 2002 when she struck a gate. The gate blocked a path in the Talcott Mountain Recreation Area.
She broke four vertebrae in her neck, her lawyer told The Courant three years ago. The MDC had decided to keep its gates closed at all times after 9/11.
A Superior Court jury awarded Blonski $2.9 million for the injuries in May of 2010