Retiree cannot sue for car accident injuries, despite two surgeries
Judges Christopher Murray, Jane Markey and Stephen Borello, constituting a panel of the Court of Appeals, handed down several opinions this week, all of which managed to result in victories for an insurance company. Among them: the dismissal of Gunnard Kyllonen's injury case against William Luepnitz. Luepnitz had caused a car accident in which Kyllonen suffered a shoulder injury. Kyllonen endured two surgeries on the shoulder (one to insert a screw and another to remove it) and pain, limitation of work and recreational activities, and some continuing disability. The judges held that his injury was not a "serious impairment."