- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Banking, Lender Liability & Foreclosure
|University ||Gettysburg College, B.A., cum laude, 2008|
|Law School||Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2011|
|Admitted||2012, Connecticut; Connecticut District Court|
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Peter Meggers is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups. He routinely represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of matters including contract disputes, premises liability and personal injury. Peter also represents insurers with regard to first-party and third-party coverage disputes. In addition, Peter has vast experience in subrogation litigation.
Peter also frequently represents lenders in contested foreclosures and defends against fraud, tort and unfair trade practices claims. Over the past year, Peter has spoken at several seminars on the evolving topic of lender liability in Connecticut.
While in law school, Peter was a Summer Associate at Halloran & Sage. He was recognized in law school as a finalist in his school's oral advocacy competition and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Income Tax which is awarded to the top student in Income Tax. He also worked for a personal injury firm in Massachusetts.
At Gettysburg College, Peter was a four-year varsity football player where he played tight end and led the Bullets to an appearance in the 2007 ECAC Southwest Bowl. After finishing his playing career, he was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society based on academic achievement. Peter attended the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT for high school.
Podcast: Contested Foreclosures in Connecticut Featuring Peter Meggers
The New England Mortgage Expo, 01/17/2014
CLE Accredited Banking Litigation Webcast Offered by Halloran & Sage Attorneys
Peter enjoys fishing recreationally and competitively in the Long Island Sound. He frequently participates in tuna and shark tournaments throughout the summer months.
|Reported Cases||Representative Matter: CT Appellate Court Overturns Dismissal in Foreclosure Case and Bolsters Law Relating to Requirements of Legal Standing; In Deustche Bank National Trust Company, Trustee, v. Elizabeth Torres, the Connecticut Appellate Court dealt another blow to the attempts of borrowers to tighten the requirements of legal standing for a foreclosure action. In a decision officially released on March 25, 2014, the Appellate Court made clear that that a lender's mere allegation of holder status, together with production of the original note, was sufficient to constitute legal standing in the absence of any evidence presented to the contrary and in accord with the well-established line of Connecticut caselaw culminating in RMS Residential Properties, LLC v. Anna Miller, 303 Conn. 224 (2011). While the decision does not appear to fundamentally alter the status of Connecticut law, its release more than two years after RMS seems to be another sign of the strength and clarity of Connecticut's treatment of these issues.|
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