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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, 08 Dec 2016 09:27 -0500 Robinson & Cole Project Fights Poaching in Africa http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774214151/Robinson-amp-Cole-Project-Fights-Poaching-in-Africa?rss=rss_ct Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:27 -0500 The firm has spent nearly 400 hours, or $125,000, in pro bono work helping the Namibian government look for ways to strengthen its environmental laws. 1202774214151 Medicinal Marijuana Law Faces Federal Test in Connecticut http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774284401/Medicinal-Marijuana-Law-Faces-Federal-Test-in-Connecticut?rss=rss_ct Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:10 -0500 Legal experts say federal laws labeling marijuana as a controlled substance have repeatedly trumped state medicinal marijuana laws. 1202774284401 Who's in the Mix to Serve as U.S. Solicitor General? http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774276010/Whos-in-the-Mix-to-Serve-as-US-Solicitor-General?rss=rss_ct Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:14 -0500 And why the small office is known for stability even when political winds shift. 1202774276010 Courthouse Restaurant Offers Diners Food and Fun http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774265366/Courthouse-Restaurant-Offers-Diners-Food-and-Fun?rss=rss_ct Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:28 -0500 Visitors come to the Courthouse Bar and Grille on Main Street in Putnam not only for the food, but also for the witty, court-themed menu. 1202774265366 Rapper 50 Cent Gets $14.5 Million in Malpractice Settlement http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774230280/Rapper-50-Cent-Gets-145-Million-in-Malpractice-Settlement?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:29 -0500 The rapper, actor and businessman known as 50 Cent claimed that his former lawyers from Garvey Schubert Barer had failed to adequately represent him in an arbitration with a company that was set to market a line of headphones. 1202774230280 AT&T, Time-Warner Chiefs 'Confident' Merger Will Pass Antitrust Scrutiny http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774143726/ATampT-TimeWarner-Chiefs-Confident-Merger-Will-Pass-Antitrust-Scrutiny?rss=rss_ct Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:44 -0500 The chief executives of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in the face of skeptical U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, telling an antitrust panel that the deal would bring added competition to the media industry and widely benefit consumers. 1202774143726 Will Connecticut Supreme Court Re-Invent Design Defect Law at Expense of Consumers? http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774137535/Will-Connecticut-Supreme-Court-ReInvent-Design-Defect-Law-at-Expense-of-Consumers?rss=rss_ct Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:13 -0500 The Restatement (Second) of Torts § 402A, cmt. c has been the law in Connecticut for half a century. It is supported by sound public policy and should continue to persist for the benefit and safety of the consuming public. 1202774137535 ADR http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773964255/ADR?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:50 -0500 In the Law Tribune’s ADR special section, articles focus on mediation programs, corporate dispute resolution and other topics. 1202773964255 5 Questions With Robinson & Cole's Keisha Palmer on Mentoring and Switching Careers http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773984704/5-Questions-With-Robinson--Coles-Keisha-Palmer-on-Mentoring-and-Switching-Careers?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:34 -0500 The public finance lawyer says her mentors have served as a "personal board of directors" and now she's giving back. 1202773984704 Attorney Convicted of Bank Fraud is Blocked From Practicing for Four Years http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774011967/Attorney-Convicted-of-Bank-Fraud-is-Blocked-From-Practicing-for-Four-Years?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:22 -0500 Mark Pagani was previously suspended from practicing law following his 2000 conviction for concealing criminal activity. 1202774011967 Oral Surgeon Wins $3.1M in Breach of Contract Suit http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202774015913/Oral-Surgeon-Wins-31M-in-Breach-of-Contract-Suit?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:33 -0500 A successful Danbury oral surgeon who sued his former partner in Superior Court won a $3.15 million jury verdict in a case the surgeon described in his complaint as being about his former partner's "insatiable greed and hunger for power." 1202774015913 Danbury Firm Changes Name to Honor Founder http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773960459/Danbury-Firm-Changes-Name-to-Honor-Founder?rss=rss_ct Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:18 -0500 Following a well-worn path of law firms shortening their names, Danbury-based Ventura, Ribeiro and Smith will now go by Ventura Law, the firm announced Monday. 1202773960459 Law Tribune Seeks Articles on Products Liability http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773893703/Law-Tribune-Seeks-Articles-on-Products-Liability?rss=rss_ct Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:34 -0500 The Connecticut Law Tribune is seeking outside contributed pieces for its fast-approaching special section, Product Liability & Toxic Torts. 1202773893703 Judge Allows Insurer for Manager, Security Company to Settle Claims in Mall Carjacking Where Lawyer Died http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773733474/Judge-Allows-Insurer-for-Manager-Security-Company-to-Settle-Claims-in-Mall-Carjacking-Where-Lawyer-Died?rss=rss_ct Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:57 -0500 The insurance carrier representing the general manager and security company of The Mall at Short Hills can satisfy its obligations under their policies for $2 million, a Superior Court judge has ruled, in wrongful death lawsuit for the murder of lawyer Dustin Friedland in 2013. 1202773733474 Man Claims He Was Secretly Fired After Getting Medical Leave http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773892794/Man-Claims-He-Was-Secretly-Fired-After-Getting-Medical-Leave?rss=rss_ct Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:25 -0500 Edward Evanko claims he was never notified about his termination or revocation of his medical leave. 1202773892794 Family Claims School Bus Driver Failed to Help Dying Daughter http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773882227/Family-Claims-School-Bus-Driver-Failed-to-Help-Dying-Daughter?rss=rss_ct Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:09 -0500 The parents of TaLea Turnage, 8, are suing busing company First Student Management for misrepresenting the expertise of their drivers and dispatchers. 1202773882227 Probate Courts Mediation Program Utilizes Judicial Experience http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773871927/Probate-Courts-Mediation-Program-Utilizes-Judicial-Experience?rss=rss_ct Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:23 -0500 Parties who choose to use the Probate Court Mediation Program have the benefit of a mediator who has expertise in probate law, experience as a judge, and special training in mediating disputes. 1202773871927 Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Makers http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773618310/Conn-Supreme-Court-to-Hear-Sandy-Hook-Lawsuit-Against-Gun-Makers?rss=rss_ct Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:16 -0500 The state Supreme Court's decision means the appeal of a lower court's dismissal will bypass the Appellate Court. 1202773618310 Judge Rules Federal Law Covers Teacher's Discrimination Claim as a Lesbian http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773713510/Judge-Rules-Federal-Law-Covers-Teachers-Discrimination-Claim-as-a-Lesbian?rss=rss_ct Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:51 -0500 U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton is the latest to weigh in on a murky area of federal anti-discrimination law, siding with those who say sexual orientation is implicitly covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. 1202773713510 NY Health Officials Will Allow Chronic Pain Sufferers to Obtain Medical Marijuana http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202773747934/NY-Health-Officials-Will-Allow-Chronic-Pain-Sufferers-to-Obtain-Medical-Marijuana?back=CT Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:03 -0500 The state's health commissioner said he will add chronic pain to the list of health conditions that are eligible for prescribed medical marijuana under New York's law that took effect in January 2016. 1202773747934 A Day in Court With Judge Margaret Ryan, Possible Scotus Nominee http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773629300/A-Day-in-Court-With-Judge-Margaret-Ryan-Possible-Scotus-Nominee?rss=rss_ct Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:30 -0500 Judge Margaret "Meg" Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces doesn't match the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's combative questioning and bluster during oral argument. 1202773629300 Conn. Polish Bar Looks to Build Cultural Connections http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773627679/Conn-Polish-Bar-Looks-to-Build-Cultural-Connections?rss=rss_ct Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:13 -0500 Connecticut's Polish American Bar Association only recently got off the ground, but valuable networking connections have already been made between the lawyers, said organizing member Agnes Romanowska. 1202773627679 Enforcing the Unenforceable Forum Selection Clause in Your Construction Contract http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773573347/Enforcing-the-Unenforceable-Forum-Selection-Clause-in-Your-Construction-Contract?rss=rss_ct Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:43 -0500 This article addresses a particularly common form of legislative intervention in construction contracting: state statutes that invalidate the parties' negotiated forum selection clauses and require them to litigate in the state where the project is located. 1202773573347 Ethics CLE Is a Good Thing http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773590129/Ethics-CLE-Is-a-Good-Thing?rss=rss_ct Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:08 -0500 I hear a lot of grousing about the new MCLE regime and the time and effort it's going to take to comply. The complainers get no comfort from me. 1202773590129 Reaching for the Next Level in Corporate Dispute Resolution http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773531626/Reaching-for-the-Next-Level-in-Corporate-Dispute-Resolution?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:16 -0500 ADR professionals working primarily as neutrals may be in an especially good position to advise businesses about developing PEDR systems as they normally would have fewer qualms about losing business. 1202773531626 Judges Block Denial of Attorney Fees Over Missed Deadline http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773525957/Judges-Block-Denial-of-Attorney-Fees-Over-Missed-Deadline?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:37 -0500 The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled a lower court failed to use its discretion when determining whether to award attorney fees when a request was filed five days late. 1202773525957 Supreme Court Got It Right in Affirming Arbitration Award http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773506332/Supreme-Court-Got-It-Right-in-Affirming-Arbitration-Award?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:07 -0500 The vexing problem of defining "public policy" in labor arbitration cases is becoming less vexing. 1202773506332 Allstate Pays $450,000 to Postal Worker Struck by Teen Driver http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773497617/Allstate-Pays-450000-to-Postal-Worker-Struck-by-Teen-Driver?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:27 -0500 The money will cover the postal worker's pain and suffering, and reimburse lost wages covered by workers' compensation. 1202773497617 Nixed Criminal Charges Against Doctor May Thwart Civil Claims http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773489315/Nixed-Criminal-Charges-Against-Doctor-May-Thwart-Civil-Claims?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:56 -0500 Lawsuits filed by three patients who accused an Avon doctor of sexual assault are in possible jeopardy after a judge dismissed all 14 criminal charges. 1202773489315 Celebration of the Best of Connecticut’s Legal Community http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773468682/Celebration-of-the-Best-of-Connecticuts-Legal-Community-?rss=rss_ct Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:20 -0500 Articles focus on Litigation Departments of the Year, Legal Departments of the Year and New Leaders in the Law. 1202773468682 As Trump Tests Legal Boundaries, Small DOJ Unit Poised for Big Role http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773417617/As-Trump-Tests-Legal-Boundaries-Small-DOJ-Unit-Poised-for-Big-Role?rss=rss_ct Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:41 -0500 President-elect Donald Trump moved quickly in naming his picks for two key legal posts, selecting a conservative politician in Sen. Jeff Sessions to run the U.S. Department of Justice and a loyal adviser in Jones Day partner Donald McGahn II to serve as White House counsel. 1202773417617 Salesman Accused of Using iPhone Feature to Delete Company's Confidential Data http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202773410075/Salesman-Accused-of-Using-iPhone-Feature-to-Delete-Companys-Confidential-Data?rss=rss_ct Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:49 -0500 A salesman's alleged parting shot at his former employer included remotely wiping a company iPhone to delete years of contracts, confidential documents and customer information, according to a lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 1202773410075