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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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:42 -0400 <![CDATA[ Court Rules On How Fees May Be Pursued in Divorce Cases ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664650632/Court-Rules-On-How-Fees-May-Be-Pursued-in-Divorce-Cases?rss=rss_ct Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:42 -0400 A Connecticut Supreme Court decision is being heralded as a victory for those who favor limiting the legal fees paid to attorneys who represent children in contested divorce and custody cases. 1202664650632 <![CDATA[ Letter: Gun Bill Support Puts CBA on Path To Political Activism ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664650804/Letter-Gun-Bill-Support-Puts-CBA-on-Path-To-Political-Activism?rss=rss_ct Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:40 -0400 Recently, the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates (HOD) met and approved (by a 34-14 vote) a motion made by the chair of the CBA's Human Rights and Responsibilities Section to support and sign onto an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety" that was enacted by the Connecticut Legislature last year. 1202664650804 <![CDATA[ Gun Law Stand Reveals Split In CBA ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664653923/Gun-Law-Stand-Reveals-Split-In-CBA-?rss=rss_ct Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:53 -0400 Some Connecticut Bar Association members are growing uncomfortable with the organization taking stands on social or political issues. 1202664653923 <![CDATA[ Injured Harley-Davidson Rider To Collect $1.3 Million ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664650890/Injured-HarleyDavidson-Rider-To-Collect-13-Million?rss=rss_ct Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:43 -0400 A Plainfield man who went out for a motorcycle ride on an unusually warm December day and then crashed into a backhoe that turned in front of him has collected $1.3 million in a settlement. 1202664650890 <![CDATA[ Employment Law: Top 10 Considerations for Multi-State Employers ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664434698/Employment-Law-Top-10-Considerations-for-MultiState-Employers?rss=rss_ct Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:52 -0400 A company growing and expanding is good news, but conducting business across state lines poses unique employment law challenges that should not be ignored 1202664434698 <![CDATA[ Judge Scolds Securities Trader During Fraud Case Sentencing ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664434564/Judge-Scolds-Securities-Trader-During-Fraud-Case-Sentencing?rss=rss_ct Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:52 -0400 A Connecticut federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program. 1202664434564 <![CDATA[ Norm Pattis: An Aging Trial Lawyer Welcomes Battle Against Mortality ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664434853/Norm-Pattis-An-Aging-Trial-Lawyer-Welcomes-Battle-Against-Mortality?rss=rss_ct Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51 -0400 I don't why I thought great trial lawyers would be immune from time's always fatal hammer. Perhaps I was hoping great arguments would yield immortality. 1202664434853 <![CDATA[ New Rule Emphasizes Long Disbarments for Lawyer Theft ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664434768/New-Rule-Emphasizes-Long-Disbarments-for-Lawyer-Theft?rss=rss_ct Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:52 -0400 The next time a lawyer knowingly misappropriates client funds, it should be very clear that the punishment will include a minimum 12-year suspension from the practice of law 1202664434768 <![CDATA[ Hair Stylist's Job Switch Triggers Flurry of Lawsuits ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664434939/Hair-Stylists-Job-Switch-Triggers-Flurry-of-Lawsuits?rss=rss_ct Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:51 -0400 An in-demand hairstylist is at the center of a court battle involving injunctions and countersuits. 1202664434939 <![CDATA[ Low-Bono Practice Puts Face on Central American Immigrant Issue ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663861010/LowBono-Practice-Puts-Face-on-Central-American-Immigrant-Issue?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:58 -0400 In Bridgeport, a city with a distinct immigrant flavor, two attorneys are forging a reputation as ombudswomen for undocumented minors. 1202663861010 <![CDATA[ Major Conn. Firm Announces Six New Hires ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663984231/Major-Conn-Firm-Announces-Six-New-Hires?rss=rss_ct Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04 -0400 One of Connecticut's largest law firms is adding five new associates and one new counsel, with nearly all of the new hires taking positions in Connecticut. 1202663984231 <![CDATA[ Dan Krisch: Fault Lines as Troublesome in US as They Are in UK ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664294374/Dan-Krisch-Fault-Lines-as-Troublesome-in-US-as-They-Are-in-UK?rss=rss_ct Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:08 -0400 I am voting "nae." On Sept. 19, Scotland will hold a binding referendum on whether to dissolve its union with England and Wales, and become an independent country. 1202664294374 <![CDATA[ Skakel Attempts to Suppress Evidence in Murder Retrial ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664295123/Skakel-Attempts-to-Suppress-Evidence-in-Murder-Retrial?rss=rss_ct Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:10 -0400 The Connecticut Fair Housing Center says at least two insurance companies are violating state laws by discriminating against landlords who rent properties to low-income tenants. 1202664295123 <![CDATA[ Editorial: Efforts to Boost Professionalism Must Include Due Process ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664294252/Editorial-Efforts-to-Boost-Professionalism-Must-Include-Due-Process?rss=rss_ct Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:09 -0400 The American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable recently issued a thoughtful, comprehensive and insightful white paper on increasing the professionalism of American lawyers. 1202664294252 <![CDATA[ Conn. Housing Lawsuit Charges Insurers with Discrimination ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664294494/Conn-Housing-Lawsuit-Charges-Insurers-with-Discrimination?rss=rss_ct Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:09 -0400 The Connecticut Fair Housing Center says at least two insurance companies are violating state laws by discriminating against landlords who rent properties to low-income tenants. 1202664294494 <![CDATA[ Lawyers Note Rise in Pregnancy-Related Discrimination Cases ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664294432/Lawyers-Note-Rise-in-PregnancyRelated-Discrimination-Cases?rss=rss_ct Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:10 -0400 1202664294432 <![CDATA[ CBA House of Delegates Votes to Join Gun Law Amicus ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664130550/CBA-House-of-Delegates-Votes-to-Join-Gun-Law-Amicus?rss=rss_ct Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:06 -0400 The Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates has decided that the organization should join an amicus brief in defense of state gun control laws. 1202664130550 <![CDATA[ Mark Dubois: The DIY Approach is Transforming Legal Services ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664130921/Mark-Dubois-The-DIY-Approach-is-Transforming-Legal-Services?rss=rss_ct Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:08 -0400 Walking down the main drag in Provincetown the other day, I found a pile of books in front of an apartment that had been cleaned out. 1202664130921 <![CDATA[ Ruling Endorses Novel Use of Loss-of-Consortium Claim ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664130676/Ruling-Endorses-Novel-Use-of-LossofConsortium-Claim?rss=rss_ct Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:10 -0400 When all is said and done it could very well go down as the most influential loss-of-consortium case Connecticut has ever seen. 1202664130676 <![CDATA[ State Supreme Court Decision Could Change Pawn Industry ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202664130608/State-Supreme-Court-Decision-Could-Change-Pawn-Industry?rss=rss_ct Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:07 -0400 The Connecticut Supreme Court has been asked to answer a fairly straight-forward question: How much should pawnbrokers be able to charge for their services? 1202664130608 <![CDATA[ Children's Law Center Announces Eastern Conn. Expansion ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663982205/Childrens-Law-Center-Announces-Eastern-Conn-Expansion?rss=rss_ct Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:47 -0400 An expansion is underway at the Children's Law Center of Connecticut, a non-profit legal aid agency that serves indigent children whose parents are embroiled in high conflict family law cases. 1202663982205 <![CDATA[ New CTLA President Focuses on Birth Injuries ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663986533/New-CTLA-President-Focuses-on-Birth-Injuries?rss=rss_ct Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:13 -0400 The new president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association said he frequently get calls from prospective clients who have discovered that their child suffered an injury during birth. 1202663986533 <![CDATA[ Norm Pattis: New Book Offers Revealing Look at U.S. Supreme Court ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663783814/Norm-Pattis-New-Book-Offers-Revealing-Look-at-US-Supreme-Court?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:23 -0400 Among the many defining errors I've made along life's way is my public and open scorn for law professors. 1202663783814 <![CDATA[ Pro Bono Effort Frees Inmate From Solitary Confinement ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663783586/Pro-Bono-Effort-Frees-Inmate-From-Solitary-Confinement?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:22 -0400 A team of pro bono attorneys from Day Pitney recently helped an inmate get out of solitary confinement as part of a settlement agreement with the state. 1202663783586 <![CDATA[ Lawyer Sues Town Police Department for False Arrest ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663783694/Lawyer-Sues-Town-Police-Department-for-False-Arrest?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:22 -0400 A Simsbury lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the Simsbury Police Department and one of its detectives for false arrest and defamation. 1202663783694 <![CDATA[ Editorial: U.S. Should Show Compassion for Refugee Children ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663783754/Editorial-US-Should-Show-Compassion-for-Refugee-Children?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:23 -0400 Tens of thousands of desperate, poor, vulnerable children need and deserve our protection and to be treated with respect. 1202663783754 <![CDATA[ UConn to Pay $1.3 Million to Settle Sex Assault Claims ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663783878/UConn-to-Pay-13-Million-to-Settle-Sex-Assault-Claims?rss=rss_ct Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:22 -0400 The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. 1202663783878 <![CDATA[ Terrorism Trial Suspects Sentenced ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663596290/Terrorism-Trial-Suspects-Sentenced?rss=rss_ct Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:38 -0400 A British citizen was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. 1202663596290 <![CDATA[ Editorial: Flexible Law Firms Should Consider Part-Time Positions ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663596232/Editorial-Flexible-Law-Firms-Should-Consider-PartTime-Positions?rss=rss_ct Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:38 -0400 While part-time schedules for lawyers may be different from those in other professions, we think they are still feasible. 1202663596232 <![CDATA[ Conn. Ruling Expands Rights of Same-Sex Couples ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663596408/Conn-Ruling-Expands-Rights-of-SameSex-Couples?rss=rss_ct Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:38 -0400 Connecticut's highest court has ruled that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's approvals of civil unions and gay marriage, a decision that gay rights supporters call the first of its kind in the country. 1202663596408 <![CDATA[ Law School Debt Leads Some Grads to Consider Bankruptcy ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663596348/Law-School-Debt-Leads-Some-Grads-to-Consider-Bankruptcy?rss=rss_ct Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:37 -0400 As many college graduates struggle to pay back student loans, a growing number have turned to bankruptcy protection as a last resort. 1202663596348 <![CDATA[ Gideon's Trumpet: Prosecutors Can Do More to Ensure 'Conviction Integrity' ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663469507/Gideons-Trumpet-Prosecutors-Can-Do-More-to-Ensure-Conviction-Integrity?rss=rss_ct Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:56 -0400 I had to double check to make sure I wasn't reading an article in The Onion a few weeks ago when Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane argued in the New Haven Register that the way to ensure "conviction integrity" was to give his prosecutors broader, unchecked power to conduct investigations and arrest citizens of Connecticut. 1202663469507 <![CDATA[ Attorney Faces Prison Term In Tax Law Case ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663475819/Attorney-Faces-Prison-Term-In-Tax-Law-Case?rss=rss_ct Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:28 -0400 A Woodbridge attorney has pleaded guilty to failure to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes and faces up to six years in prison. 1202663475819 <![CDATA[ Editorial: Is U.S. Government Creating Home-Grown Terrorists? ]]> http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202663467787/Editorial-Is-US-Government-Creating-HomeGrown-Terrorists?rss=rss_ct Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:57 -0400 On July 21st, HBO will begin airing "The Newburgh Sting," a documentary that focuses on four U.S. citizens prosecuted as "home-grown terrorists." The movie premiered at this year's TriBeCa's Film Festival. 1202663467787