Amy F. Goodusky, a former paralegal, rock 'n' roll singer and horseback riding instructor, is of counsel at O'Brien, Tanski & Young in Hartford.
Monday, January 26, 2009 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Practicing law from the defense side is a little like trying to climb Maine's Mount Katahdin in a body cast. I refer to the guidelines from our law firm's payors related to covered activities.
Monday, January 19, 2009 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I think I have discovered a new disease. This could be because I defend malpractice cases, which require detailed research on medical conditions both bizarre and mundane, but I have not seen anything about this malady in the scientific literature. Really, I think I'm on to something. Like other famous diseases, it could be referred to colloquially by acronym. I call it PIRO, or Pathological Inability to Recognize the Obvious. I suspect it is an autoimmune disorder.
Monday, January 5, 2009 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Five days a week, I drive under a particular bridge. The bridge is festooned with the grinning visage of a certain plaintiffs' attorney. I have had some cases against his firm. Possibly the artist used an airbrush, but I am not sure.
Monday, December 29, 2008 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Damages are at the heart of every personal injury lawsuit.
Monday, December 22, 2008 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
It's Christmas. There are holiday parties, which are fabulous occasions if you can manage to keep your mouth full long enough not to have to discuss work. I find that chewy items, such as stuffed dates, elderly squid or skirt steak, tend to keep one occupied to the extent that it is possible only to answer yes or no questions, and those with a nod or shake of the head. But an ice cube, quickly slipped into the mouth and crunched emphatically, will do in a pinch.
Monday, December 15, 2008 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
An extremely wise individual, like Karl Marx or Carly Simon, once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Monday, December 8, 2008 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
As bumper stickers often entreat me to do, occasionally, especially while traveling in heavy traffic in the rain on I-91, I-84, or on Route 4, where I am inevitably located 10 cars behind a hay truck going 8 mph in a no-passing zone, I visualize world peace. In my imagination, the humble instrument of world peace is a bagel.
Monday, December 1, 2008 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
The economy is tanking. This is not news; but it is pertinent to my individual retirement account. I wonder how I might acquire some additional funds.