Most Recent Special Sections

Family Law

Articles in this Connecticut Law Tribune special report look at early mediation, confidentiality, college savings and alimony, among other topics.

New Leaders in the Law

The judges have spoken. And the Connecticut Law Tribune is proud to announce its New Leaders in the Law for 2015.

Medical Malpractice

In the Law Tribune’s Medical-Malpractice special section, articles focus on bringing wrongful death cases against nursing homes, the idea of removing med-mal cases from the regular court system, overcoming “damage-reduction defenses” put up by defendant doctors and cracking down on false testimony by expert witnesses.

Employment Law

2015 Legal Departments of the Year

Just like law firms, corporate legal departments—and their nonprofit organization counterparts—come in all sizes. And all have their own unique strengths. LEGO has mastered intellectual property litigation, knowing exactly when to pursue other companies who sell knock-off plastic blocks. Gartner Inc. knows how to pick a diverse group of lawyers so as to best provide technology research for private companies and governmental agencies all over the world. For more insight into how some of the state’s most successful in-house staffs take care of business, look inside to read our articles on Connecticut Legal Departments of the Year.

2015 Connecticut Supreme Court Year in Review

For the past 12 months, attorneys have taken note of some harsh words exchanged by Connecticut Supreme Court justices. But as the new court terms begins, our panel of expert authors digs deep into some of the major cases decided in the past year, with topics ranging from the death penalty to disability discrimination and alimony adjustments to questions of standing in land use cases.

Personal Injury Litigation

Inside the personal injury litigation section: digital evidence in personal injury cases, taxes on personal injury awards often misunderstood, and injury victims gouged for requesting medical records.

Business Litigation

Topics in the business litigation special section: apportioning fault in business tort actions, attaching the assets of out-of-state defendants, solving disputes through hybrid adr, enforcing prelitigation mediation clauses in state court, and possible pitfalls of contractual choice of law provisions.

Employment & Immigration Law

Some of the topics in the employment and immigration supplement: Supreme Court case could slow cash flow to public employee unions, interns are entitled to ‘fair day’s pay’, the Supreme Court of stability?, drawing the line between intern and employee, using independent medical exams for employees, rule will restrict scope of white-collar ot exemption, the muddled law on ‘english only’ rules, and federal court decision thwarts immigration initiatives.

Construction & Energy Law

The topics inside the construction and energy supplement: new law allows landlords to monitor each tenants’ electric usage, new law levels playing field for state contractors, contracts enforced and claims barred, aaa streamlines construction arbitration rules, site safety and protecting the public, unintended consequences and the c-pace program, venturing into virtual and community net metering, and dispute illustrates ‘substantial performance’ doctrine.

Structured Settlements

Inside the structured settlements section: avoiding the kiddie tax, safety and security for those who have endured traumatic times, balancing plaintiffs' income and Medicare's interest.

Law Office Administration

Topics in the law office administration and management special section includes: law firm 3.0: information changing business models; firms must not shirk hacking precautions.

Family Law

The topics included in the family law special section include: post-marriage parenting poses emotional challenges for fathers of divorce, strategies to help children cope with divorce, financial review to support alimony requests, changing custody schedules with the season, children's law in the new age of marriage, and serving divorce papers via Facebook.

2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

Practice might not always make perfect. But it makes for more successful litigation. That’s what we learned this year from the Connecticut Law Tribune’s annual Litigation Departments of the Year competition. In addition to a truly impressive array of legal victories achieved by our winning firms, the articles in this special section outline an array of techniques that the firms use to prepare themselves for trial.

Health Law

Inside the health law special section: achieving diversity in pharmaceutical clinical trials, cybersecurity compliance poses challenge for providers, new model for accountable care organizations, practical considerations for unifying medical staffs, state poised to expand telemedicine options, bystander distress claims permitted in med-mal suits, mitigating the risks of medical technology security, navigating health department disciplinary proceedings, and ruling restricts ability to challenge medicaid rates.

Employment & Immigration Law

Workplace theft, the NLRB's new work rules, when to settle wage claims, pregnancy discrimination, ERISA's equitable remedies provision, and liabilities of interns and volunteers – these are the topics discussed in the Employment and Immigration special section.

Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark

Topics within the Intellectual Property, Patent and Trademark special section include: the first step in fighting cybersquatting, ‘Blurred Lines’ case reveals nuances in music copyright laws, patent litigation reform, anti-troll legislation, appellate panel is likely to thwart Supreme Court, copyright and contract law on the internet, and biosimilar applicants opt out of patent dance.

Land Use, Title Insurance & Environmental Law

The topics in the Land Use, Title Insurance, & Environmental Law supplement: EPA targets connecticut city for paint rule enforcement, congress considers chemical safety law update, cities have safe harbor from religious zoning law, massive reforms needed for state land use laws, transit planning, development policies go hand in hand, court ruling is excellent primer on zoning law, and debate continues over environmental hazard statute.

2015 Personal Injury Hall of Fame

The selection process for the Hall of Fame is uncomplicated. We broke personal injury law into a number of subcategories—ranging from general negligence to medical malpractice to intentional tort—and ranked the biggest verdicts or settlements reported to us in 2014.

Banking & Finance

The Banking and Finance section includes the following topics: marijuana-related businesses have difficult time accessing banking services, SEC insider trading policies: a critical look at SEC insider trading policies, and lenders keep class-action waivers,while consumers get due process protections.

Insurance Coverage & Bad-Faith Litigation

Topics within the Insurance and Bad-Faith Litigation section include: insurers and policy holders learn lessons from major weather events, obligations in multiple insurer cases, ERISA liability, uninsured motorist policy limit claim, coverage after policy lapses, and how to find the right cyberrisk insurance.

Forensic Accounting & Valuation Litigation

Some of the topics with in the forensic accounting and valuation litigation section: accounting experts serving as senior strategists, multifaceted financial experts can offer big boost to litigation team, courts exclude valuation testimony when analysis seems one-sided, experts examine impact of plaintiff's absence on business operations.

Employment & Immigration Law

Anti-discrimination laws can apply to workers who appear disabled, workers can't be reimbursed for insurance premiums, employees can ensure medical record privacy, scrutinizing workplace harassment settlements, unsettled pregnancy discrimination law issues, defamation charges being overlooked in employment suits, NLRB focused on e-mail and college athletes, and agencies and courts signal a new focus on civil right violations. These are the subjects discussed in the employment and immigration section.

Family Law

Some of the topics in the family law special section: conscious uncoupling, putting children's needs first, the legislature addressing alimony, a magna carta study, post-judgement alimony modification, and more.


2015 Forecast: A Look Ahead

The Law Tribune’s annual look at the year ahead in the legal arena is full of surprises. Drones are high on the defense bar’s list of concerns. A legislative Judiciary Committee chair ponders ways to boost the economy. A disability lawyer focuses on websites rather than wheelchairs. The bottom line for 2015: Expect the unexpected.


Employment and Immigration Law

Bullies, handbook words, feds intent to pursue gender identity cases, immigration and deportation – are just some of the hot topics discussed in the Employment and Immigration law section.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Inside the Alternative Dispute Resolution special section: Improved arbitration procedures can eliminate confusion, empathy in mediation, techniques to jump-start negotiations, agencies bridging the gap between state and private programs, correcting common misconceptions, and much more.


Product Liability & Toxic Tort

A burning issue: ruling in car fire case likely to have long-lasting impact, E-commerce may increase exposure – can work in manufacturers' favor, and proposed rule changes could allow corporations to hide evidence. These topics are discussed in the product liability and toxic tort special section.