en-us News RSS - Connecticut Law Tribune Connecticut's only weekly newspaper covering the legal community, with the latest in courts, law firms and legislature. http://www.ctlawtribune.com Copyright 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www.alm.com/about/terms-use News RSS - Connecticut Law Tribune http://www.ctlawtribune.com/img/static/mastheads/CTLawTrib.png http://www.ctlawtribune.com Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:59 -0400 Holler Wins National Leadership Award http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790951986/Holler-Wins-National-Leadership-Award Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:59 -0400 Milford-based Holler Law Firm managing attorney George T. Holler received the October Research 2017 Leadership Award at the National Settlement Services Summit in San Antonio, Texas. 1202790951986 Sandy Hook Victims' Families Getting Too Much Deference http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790939390/Sandy-Hook-Victims-Families-Getting-Too-Much-Deference Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:18 -0400 Deference to the families of the schoolchildren and educators murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012 has gone much too far. 1202790939390 Trump and Cordray Are 'Two Bulls Circling Each Other,' GOP Lawmaker Says http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790812200/Trump-and-Cordray-Are-Two-Bulls-Circling-Each-Other-GOP-Lawmaker-Says Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:14 -0400 Financial Services Roundtable hosted a regulatory reform panel Wednesday in Washington, where Covington & Burling partner John Dugan, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of the House Financial Services Committee, and others offered observations about what's happening, and what's next. 1202790812200 After Alex Jones Interview, Lawyers Dismiss Odds for Sandy Hook Lawsuit http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790856735/After-Alex-Jones-Interview-Lawyers-Dismiss-Odds-for-Sandy-Hook-Lawsuit Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:45 -0400 An attorney representing several of the families of Sandy Hook victims vaguely threatened legal action in a letter urging NBC not to air Jones' interview with Megyn Kelly. 1202790856735 Virtual Currency 'Miners' Ordered to Pay $12.4 Million http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790650108/Virtual-Currency-Miners-Ordered-to-Pay-124-Million Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:42 -0400 A Ponzi scheme involving online currency has come to a crashing halt with two Connecticut technology companies hit with a $12.4 million default judgment. 1202790650108 Tensions Between Government Investigations and Attorney-Client Confidentiality http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790774484/Tensions-Between-Government-Investigations-and-AttorneyClient-Confidentiality Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:34 -0400 What would you do if the FBI, or some other government agency, came knocking on your door asking questions about a client who is of interest, but not yet the subject of a formal investigation? Do you disclose details of your client's business? Do you show them financial documents and legal files? 1202790774484 FedEx Picks Up New Overtime Lawsuit From Drivers http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790559341/FedEx-Picks-Up-New-Overtime-Lawsuit-From-Drivers Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:49 -0400 The suit claims FedEx is illegally avoiding paying overtime by claiming delivery drivers are really employed by companies called independent service providers. 1202790559341 Cosby Case Ends in Mistrial, DA Plans Retrial This Year http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790396138/Cosby-Case-Ends-inMistrial-DA-Plans-Retrial-This-Year Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:41 -0400 Capping more than five days of jury deliberations and years of debate in the court of public opinion, Bill Cosby's criminal trial ended in mistrial on Saturday, after a Pennsylvania jury failed reach a verdict on charges that he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand.  1202790396138 Connecticut Reacts to Va. Gun Attack as SCOTUS Confers Over Restrictions http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790216040/Connecticut-Reacts-to-Va-Gun-Attack-as-SCOTUS-Confers-Over-Restrictions Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:42 -0400 As FBI investigators sought to clarify the motive behind Wednesday's brazen shooting attack on congressional Republicans during practice for a charity baseball game in Virginia, key voices in Connecticut's gun-control debate sounded off Thursday, while the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to confer over a challenge to concealed-carry restrictions in California. 1202790216040 Bench Trial Clears Attorney of Mishandling Estate Eviction http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790269785/Bench-Trial-Clears-Attorney-of-Mishandling-Estate-Eviction Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:45 -0400 A Stamford Superior Court judge ruled there was nothing wrong with the way attorney Thomas Drew handled the eviction proceedings. 1202790269785 When It Comes to Judges, Style Matters http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790217057/When-It-Comes-to-Judges-Style-Matters Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:56 -0400 In deciding specific cases, judges often need to decide what complex or vague rules mean for similar cases. If the public can read an opinion and say, "Aha, now I know what that rule means," the rule of law is greatly enhanced. 1202790217057 Legal Requiem for a Heavyweight http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790145295/Legal-Requiem-for-a-Heavyweight Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:56 -0400 The bar of the state of Connecticut lost a legendary figure with the recent death of Raymond W. Ganim of Stratford. Few, if any, lawyers had his record for success in a courtroom, particularly in state and federal criminal cases. 1202790145295 The More Things Change ... http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790098091/The-More-Things-Change- Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:36 -0400 I feel like I'm caught is some weird, warped time loop — reliving, again and again, spectacular lawyer self-destructions. The last few weeks brought press reports of guilty pleas from several of our brethren. Change the names, and they could be any one of many, many I've seen before. 1202790098091 Woman Injured in Emergency Exit Sues United Airlines http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790062833/Woman-Injured-in-Emergency-Exit-Sues-United-Airlines Thu, 15 Jun 2017 03:06 -0400 The lawsuit claims flight staff were negligent in failing to provide proper instructions when telling passengers to jump 6 feet off the plan. 1202790062833 Wiggin and Dana Welcomes 7 Summer Associates http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202790053271/Wiggin-and-Dana-Welcomes-7-Summer-Associates Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:49 -0400 Wiggin and Dana has announced the arrival of its 2017 summer associate class. The group is composed of six second-year law students, and one first-year law student who will split his time between Wiggin and Dana and the Yale-New Haven Health System. 1202790053271 Top Connecticut DUI Lawyer Eyes Pace of Change http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202789798614/Top-Connecticut-DUI-Lawyer-Eyes-Pace-of-Change Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:06 -0400 An expert on DUI law in Connecticut, James O. Ruane has been an early adopter of the latest technology in defending Connecticut residents in DUI cases since 1988. 1202789798614 Part II: Making Critical Decisions During Mediation http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202789682832/Part-II-Making-Critical-Decisions-During-Mediation Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:58 -0400 Early ex parte communications are permitted in mediation, and they can be extremely productive. 1202789682832 JetBlue Sued Over Conn. Woman's Allergic Reaction to Dogs http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202789627593/JetBlue-Sued-Over-Conn-Womans-Allergic-Reaction-to-Dogs Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:00 -0400 The lawsuit claims the woman needed to be hospitalized after the airline ignored her requests for medical accommodations aboard a flight. 1202789627593 Former Student Hit by Car Passing Stopped School Bus Gets $420K http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202789496482/Former-Student-Hit-by-Car-Passing-Stopped-School-Bus-Gets-420K Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:48 -0400 The student's attorney claimed video of the accident showed the driver was doing twice the speed limit at the time of the accident. 1202789496482