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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 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:08 -0400 Let Them Vote http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770842278/Let-Them-Vote?rss=rss_ct Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:08 -0400 For national elections affecting all of us, one wonders why there is not a uniform set of eligibility requirements concerning felony convictions. 1202770842278 'The Walking Dead' Trademark Infringement Suit Targets Atlanta 'Valhalla' Studio http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770977213/The-Walking-Dead-Trademark-Infringement-Suit-Targets-Atlanta-Valhalla-Studio?rss=rss_ct Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:24 -0400 Ryan Millsap says that, when he and his partner decided to name their new Atlanta business venture Valhalla Studios Atlanta, they had no idea they were treading on the trademark of the Los Angeles motion picture company that produces hit TV show “The Walking Dead.” 1202770977213 On the Move: A Roundup of Attorneys Switching Firms and Taking Leadership Roles http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770975714/On-the-Move-A-Roundup-of-Attorneys-Switching-Firms-and-Taking-Leadership-Roles?rss=rss_ct Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:12 -0400 Jennifer Collins, the founder and managing member of Collins & Associates in Danbury, has joined Cramer & Anderson as a partner. 1202770975714 Attorneys Must Unite to Protect Future of Citizens http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770900982/Attorneys-Must-Unite-to-Protect-Future-of-Citizens?rss=rss_ct Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:03 -0400 Lawyers must also now step up to the plate and recognize their role in the democratic society in encouraging an informed election of our next presidential candidate. 1202770900982 Two Men Ordered to Pay $2.4 Million for Role in Mortgage Fraud http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770965418/Two-Men-Ordered-to-Pay-24-Million-for-Role-in-Mortgage-Fraud?rss=rss_ct Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:20 -0400 Prosecutors said some people ultimately lost their homes to foreclosure as a result of the scheme. 1202770965418 Government Doesn’t Have to Disclose Names of Terrorist Groups in Refugee Vetting, Court Says http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770876199/Government-Doesnt-Have-to-Disclose-Names-of-Terrorist-Groups-in-Refugee-Vetting-Court-Says?rss=rss_ct Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:27 -0400 In its second opinion this month involving refugees from Syria, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit agreed that the U.S. government didn’t have to disclose the names of certain terrorist organizations that have come up in vetting asylum applicants. 1202770876199 Stolen Internet Domain Name Leads to Connecticut Lawsuit http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770849252/Stolen-Internet-Domain-Name-Leads-to-Connecticut-Lawsuit?rss=rss_ct Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00 -0400 A federal judge rejected an order that would have forced two domain registry companies to help a private equity firm recover its web domain. 1202770849252 Former White House Counsel Loses Final Appeal in $28.6M Civil Judgment http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770727469/Former-White-House-Counsel-Loses-Final-Appeal-in-286M-Civil-Judgment?rss=rss_ct Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:44 -0400 J. Michael Farren was convicted of attempted murder for bludgeoning his ex-wife after she filed for divorce. 1202770727469 As the Leaves Fall and the Days Shorten... http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770623144/As-the-Leaves-Fall-and-the-Days-Shorten?rss=rss_ct Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:11 -0400 I just can't see returning to the days of extreme exclusionary immigration policies, especially when it condemns many victims of our feckless foreign policy to certain death. 1202770623144 Employment and Immigration Law http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770797640/Employment-and-Immigration-Law?rss=rss_ct Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:36 -0400 In the Law Tribune’s Employment and Immigration Law special section, articles focus on an International Entrepreneur Rule, H-1B and other topics. 1202770797640 Let's Get Rid of Open Carry http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770743907/Lets-Get-Rid-of-Open-Carry?rss=rss_ct Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:03 -0400 Connecticut firearms permit holders should be welcome to carry their firearms concealed but not on open display in public. 1202770743907 Ex-GC Accuses Commodities Firm With All-Male Board of Rampant Gender, Age Bias http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770738502/ExGC-Accuses-Commodities-Firm-With-AllMale-Board-of-Rampant-Gender-Age-Bias?rss=rss_ct Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:32 -0400 The former general counsel of Connecticut-based commodities trader Gerald Metals sued the company Tuesday for gender and age discrimination, saying she was denied pay increases on par with male attorneys and forced to tolerate a "good ol' boy" work environment. 1202770738502 Firm Accused of Illegally Reaping $500,000 Short-Swinging Stocks http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770630049/Firm-Accused-of-Illegally-Reaping-500000-ShortSwinging-Stocks?rss=rss_ct Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:01 -0400 The Connecticut-based investment group allegedly violated the Securities Exchange Act when it sold 700,000 shares of a pharmaceutical company within three months. 1202770630049 Obama Administration Champions Pay Equity, But Some Allege Overreach http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770624088/Obama-Administration-Champions-Pay-Equity-But-Some-Allege-Overreach?rss=rss_ct Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:16 -0400 The first actions that a president takes after entering office say a lot about what the leader's goals will be going forward. And so it was with President Barack Obama, who on Jan. 29, 2009, signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which lengthened the statute of limitations for plaintiffs to file lawsuits alleging pay discrimination. 1202770624088 States Look to Give Teeth to National Pay Equity Legislation http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770623988/States-Look-to-Give-Teeth-to-National-Pay-Equity-Legislation?rss=rss_ct Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:19 -0400 It has been nearly 20 years since the Paycheck Fairness Act, meant to remedy pay inequality between men and women in the workplace, was first introduced in Congress. Since then, this legislation has been reintroduced and failed to pass over and over. 1202770623988 Federal Courts Split Over Whether Employers May Require Employees to Waive Class Action Rights http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770594115/Federal-Courts-Split-Over-Whether-Employers-May-Require-Employees-to-Waive-Class-Action-Rights?rss=rss_ct Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:45 -0400 Wage and hour class actions have been an important tool for enforcing minimum wage and overtime laws in this country for decades. 1202770594115 Employers Beware: EEOC Files Amicus Brief in Support of NLRB's New Joint Employer Standard http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770396974/Employers-Beware-EEOC-Files-Amicus-Brief-in-Support-of-NLRBs-New-Joint-Employer-Standard?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:25 -0400 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed an amicus brief supporting the National Labor Relations Board's new, loosened joint employer standard in Browning-Ferris Industries' appeal of last year's momentous NLRB decision. This is a worrisome development for employers as it suggests the government is working in concert to propagate this pro-labor standard. 1202770396974 Regulating Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770410439/Regulating-Political-Speech-and-Activity-in-the-Workplace?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:15 -0400 With the heavily publicized and controversial presidential election just around the corner, many employees and employers are curious about their rights and obligations with respect to political speech and politically motivated conduct in the workplace. 1202770410439 The H-1B Quagmire: Colleges and Universities Develop Programs to Combat H-1B Gridlock http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770436297/The-H1B-Quagmire-Colleges-and-Universities-Develop-Programs-to-Combat-H1B-Gridlock?rss=rss_ct Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:35 -0400 Higher education is using some creative solutions to address the lack of available H-1B visas for graduates who want to remain in the United States as entrepreneurs. 1202770436297 Summary of Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770402017/Summary-of-Proposed-International-Entrepreneur-Rule?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:57 -0400 Department of Homeland Security published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding an "International Entrepreneur Rule." If finalized, it would permit the use of special entry for "entrepreneurs of start-up entities whose entry into the United States would provide a significant public benefit through the substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation." 1202770402017 New Virtual Law Advice Clinic Aims to Help Low-Income Residents http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770388565/New-Virtual-Law-Advice-Clinic-Aims-to-Help-LowIncome-Residents?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:41 -0400 The power of the internet is being harnessed to make it easier for low-income Connecticut residents to access legal advice, and to make it easier for pro bono attorneys to volunteer to help people who can't afford to pay for attorneys. 1202770388565 Manufacturer Settles Suit for Falsely Claiming Lacrosse Helmet Met Safety Standards http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770495948/Manufacturer-Settles-Suit-for-Falsely-Claiming-Lacrosse-Helmet-Met-Safety-Standards?rss=rss_ct Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:40 -0400 The settlement includes a $350,000 award for attorneys fees in the class action suit filed against Performance Lacrosse Group. 1202770495948 Class Suit Seeks Damages for 'Demolition by Neglect' in New Haven http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770405804/Class-Suit-Seeks-Damages-for-Demolition-by-Neglect-in-New-Haven?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:35 -0400 A class action filed Thursday in federal court for the District of Connecticut accuses the owner of a dilapidated New Haven apartment complex of "demolition by neglect." 1202770405804 Letter to the Editorial Board http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770437171/Letter-to-the-Editorial-Board?rss=rss_ct Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:43 -0400 Restorative justice programs that guide young people to take responsibility for their actions, make amends to the community and address the root causes of their behavior have proved successful in many states across the country. 1202770437171 Recent 'Champion of Liberty Award' Winner Diane Polan Passes Away http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770458893/Recent-Champion-of-Liberty-Award-Winner-Diane-Polan-Passes-Away?rss=rss_ct Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:34 -0400 Longtime criminal defense lawyer Diane "Cookie" Polan of New Haven, known by her colleagues and the rest of the bar as fierce yet kind, passed away Friday morning. 1202770458893 Conn. to Get $150K in Drug Case Settlement http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770383071/Conn-to-Get-150K-in-Drug-Case-Settlement?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:45 -0400 Connecticut has joined in a $28 million state and federal settlement with a pharmaceutical company over alleged false claims related to the drug Depakote. 1202770383071 Trump Is Not Qualified http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770379514/Trump-Is-Not-Qualified?rss=rss_ct Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:17 -0400 Donald Trump's continuing refusal to commit to accepting the results of the upcoming election disqualifies him from holding the high office that he seeks. It is really that simple. 1202770379514 Former Hospital Employee Claims New Carpeting Made Her Sick http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770301897/Former-Hospital-Employee-Claims-New-Carpeting-Made-Her-Sick?rss=rss_ct Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:19 -0400 The former employee has accused Natchaug Hospital of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for firing her after respiratory health issues kept her out of the office. 1202770301897 Copyright and a 'Stairway to Heaven' http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770298577/Copyright-and-a-Stairway-to-Heaven?rss=rss_ct Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:04 -0400 Rolling Stone magazine has posted transcripts of the direct and cross-examinations of Jimmy Page, the guitarist for Led Zeppelin, in the copyright infringement lawsuit against the group and its music publishing company by two members of the band Spirit who wrote and performed the song "Taurus" back in the '60s. 1202770298577 The Port Authority Controversy and Connecticut http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770208083/The-Port-Authority-Controversy-and-Connecticut?rss=rss_ct Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:32 -0400 The Bridgegate trial in federal district court in Newark has shed important light on how business has been conducted at the top of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 1202770208083 MCLE Obligations To Be Tackled at November Event http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202770198264/MCLE-Obligations-To-Be-Tackled-at-November-Event?rss=rss_ct Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:06 -0400 An event is planned for next month to help attorneys learn more about what is required of them under the new state rule for mandatory continuing legal education, or MCLE, which goes into effect in 2017. 1202770198264