In January 2009, Carol Sinisgalli was found dead, out in the cold, by railroad tracks in Rocky Hill.
The 41-year-old woman had been at O'Leary's Digger McDuff's Tavern in Cromwell earlier in the night, got into a fight and was locked out of the tavern. She left, with no shoes and no coat.
The Middletown Press reports that Sinisgalli's mother and sister filed a negligence suit against O'Rourke and the tavern in 2010. The tavern's lawyers deny any wrongdoing and requested that the tavern removed from the lawsuit.
A judge has rejected a request.
O'Rourke was not charged due to insufficient evidence.