New Connecticut Practice Book rules and forms will be needed, and additional discovery may be necessary, as Connecticut litigants scramble to prepare their slip-and-fall cases for trial under the newly adopted “mode of operation” doctrine.

“The interrogatory forms for premises liability cases are wholly inadequate at this point to deal with the issues that are raised by this case,” said Joel T. Faxon, a plaintiffs lawyer in the groundbreaking state Supreme Court case of Maureen Kelly v. Stop and Shop.

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