Most Recent Special Sections

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.

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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.

Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation

Some of the topics covered in the Insurance Coverage & Bad-Faith Litigation section include: cybercoverage debate takes center stage, Connecticut capturing captive insurers, contractors shouldn’t hesitate to make claims, ruling addresses prejudice issue in late-notice claims, D&O policies cover defense of government probes, pleadings issue may lead to practice book, and decision allows insurers to sue each other.

Medical Malpractice

Our Medical Malpractice section is filled with a variety of topics, including articles on tracking electronic alterations to medical records, the ticking of med-mal statutes of limitations, and searching health records for valuable evidence.

Construction and Energy Law

Bringing wind energy to Connecticut, contracts for renewable energy projects, drilling insurance issues due to oil spill, who bears the blame for construction delays, balancing energy policy with environmental justice, carbon release limits opposed by utilities, state incentive to boost natural gas use, controversial building contract clauses – these are just some of the topics within the Construction and Energy Law section.

Employment and Immigration Law

Some of the topics included in our Employment and Immigration section include: McDonald's case could affect many franchises, why should on-the-job injuries trump pregnancy, foreign entrepreneurs have visa options, NLRB takes pro-union slant to extremes, personnel file law can trip up employers, business try to sidestep ACA mandate, wage and hour disputes lead to class action, and businesses must be 'interactive' under ADA.

Intellectual Property

The Food & Drug Administration has taken a key step toward expanding the use of generic drugs based on biologically derived agents such as viruses and blood products. Recent court decisions have created uncertainty in copyright fair use cases. And there’s a new legal weapon out there to fight online cybersquatters. Read articles about these and other topics in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Intellectual Property special section.

Employment Law

Be careful of watercooler whispering -- defamatory statements need not be widely broadcast to be actionable. Plus, a look at what's in store for employers as medical marijuana laws continue to undergo change, and a checklist for conducting business across state lines.

Health Law Special Section

Our health law package is filled with a variety of topics, including articles on medical marijuana dispensaries, data breaches, and HIPAA breaches.

Litigation Departments Of The Year 2014

What you will likely find most interesting in the articles on the following pages is the incredible array of cases handled by Connecticut firms—an intellectual property case involving a dental manufacturer's patent, an employment law case involving racial slurs, and financial litigation involving allegedly misled investors, to name but a few. If you want to learn just a little more about a practice area that's not your own, this is a painless way to do it.

Intellectual Property Section

Music sharing lawsuits, trade secrets and patent reform, and new options for challenging patents are just some of the topics in our IP section below.

Land Use And Environmental Law Section

Take a look at our Land Use And Environmental Law section. You will find articles on Clean Water Act jurisdiction, the end of flexible zoning as we know it, health care facility zoning and more.

ADR Special Section

Our ADR Special Section includes articles on topics like mediating personal injury cases, answers to basic ADR questions and on the habits of highly effective litigators.

Forensic Accounting Section

Our forensic accounting articles - on topics ranging from fraud prevention and detection to rental real estate investments - are below.

Insurance Law Section

Our insurance law stories - that include articles on protection of personal information and assessing cyberrisk coverage - are below.

Employment And Immigration Law Section

Our stories focus on such hot topics as employer social media investigations, whether severance pay is taxable and the medical marijuana law.

Elder Law Section

Check our our elder law stories, below, which focus on a variety of issues, including: life insurance, tax law changes and how loved ones can be held liable for nursing facility debts.

Forecast 2014: Top Lawyers Look Ahead To The Coming Year

Top lawyers look ahead to the coming year. Check out our stories below. Articles range from criminal sentencing issues to immigration reform and education law issues.