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 2016. 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 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:51 -0400 5 Cases That Could Shape Campus Sexual Assault Investigations http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763198472/5-Cases-That-Could-Shape-Campus-Sexual-Assault-Investigations?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:51 -0400 As some colleges have attempted to address the issue of sexual assault, their actions have led to court disputes. Some come from men who claim that they were unfairly disciplined in connection with an alleged assault. Others are advanced by female students who allege that their schools didn't do enough when they stepped forward to report themselves the victim of an assault. 1202763198472 Hey! Get Your Red-Hot Lawsuit Right Here! http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763403795/Hey-Get-Your-RedHot-Lawsuit-Right-Here?rss=rss_ct Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:27 -0400 The acquisition of a financial interest in the outcome of a lawsuit creates at least the potential for corruption of the process. 1202763403795 Former Wrestlers Trying to Bust Open WWE on Head Injuries http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763033885/Former-Wrestlers-Trying-to-Bust-Open-WWE-on-Head-Injuries?rss=rss_ct Tue, 19 Jul 2016 02:59 -0400 Scripted moves have led directly to CTE, the suit alleges, but promotion says it's just cheap heat. 1202763033885 Special Ed Students Being Shortchanged a Year, Suit Says http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763358227/Special-Ed-Students-Being-Shortchanged-a-Year-Suit-Says?rss=rss_ct Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:13 -0400 The state's disability rights agency says Connecticut schools aren't meeting the requirements of the federal IDEA act. 1202763358227 Paralegal Who Stole From Firm Accused of Violating Probation http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763373001/Paralegal-Who-Stole-From-Firm-Accused-of-Violating-Probation?rss=rss_ct Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:51 -0400 A former paralegal who embezzled about $1.7 million from the South Windsor law firm where she worked is now accused of violating her probation by gambling and not paying the restitution she owes. 1202763373001 A Thoughtful Approach to the Next Round of Courthouse Closings http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763180531/A-Thoughtful-Approach-to-the-Next-Round-of-Courthouse-Closings?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:15 -0400 We urge the Judicial Branch to invite key participants to join in the review of factors and to aid in the decision-making process on any future courthouse closings. 1202763180531 Supreme Court Rules Blind Sex Offender Should Still Receive State Rental Assistance http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763301231/Supreme-Court-Rules-Blind-Sex-Offender-Should-Still-Receive-State-Rental-Assistance?rss=rss_ct Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:25 -0400 The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a blind sex offender should not have been removed from the state's rental assistance program because his name was on the state's sex offender registry. 1202763301231 Ship Captain Awarded Over $1M in Whistleblower Retaliation Case http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763204398/Ship-Captain-Awarded-Over-1M-in-Whistleblower-Retaliation-Case?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:32 -0400 In a rare maritime whistleblower case, the captain of a cargo ship fired for reporting safety violations to the U.S. Coast Guard has been awarded nearly $1.1 million by an administrative law judge with the Department of Labor. 1202763204398 A 1973 Book Rings True Today http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763180440/A-1973-Book-Rings-True-Today?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:12 -0400 What did I do on my summer vacation this year? I read a lot. One book haunts me, and will for a while. I pass it along with a grim sort of recommendation. Candidly, I am hoping that several of you will read it and then tell me why I ought not to be so disturbed by it. 1202763180440 New Book Asserts Michael Skakel Was Framed for Moxley Murder http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763199700/New-Book-Asserts-Michael-Skakel-Was-Framed-for-Moxley-Murder?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:14 -0400 Author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. believes his cousin never got a fair shot, and that the media fueled the interest in the case solely because Skakel was related to the Kennedy family dynasty. 1202763199700 Attorney Facing Theft Claims Suspended, Federal Probe Underway http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763166141/Attorney-Facing-Theft-Claims-Suspended-Federal-Probe-Underway?rss=rss_ct Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:54 -0400 Southbury attorney Robert J. Barry, accused of collecting a hefty $3 million in fees while acting as executor and trustee of a now-deceased client's estate, has been suspended from the practice of law and is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation. 1202763166141 Creators of Flame-Throwing Drone Ordered to Turn Over Documents http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763061929/Creators-of-FlameThrowing-Drone-Ordered-to-Turn-Over-Documents?rss=rss_ct Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:31 -0400 Federal judge rules FAA within its rights to investigate father-son duo's unmanned aircraft. 1202763061929 Family in Record Med-Mal Case Loses Suit Against Ethics Panel http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202763060280/Family-in-Record-MedMal-Case-Loses-Suit-Against-Ethics-Panel?rss=rss_ct Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:05 -0400 A Connecticut trial court judge refused to upend the findings of a state attorney grievance panel, dismissing claims from a family who says their former lawyers raked in millions in extra legal fees from a medical malpractice settlement. 1202763060280 Private Philanthropy and the Justice Gap http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762824191/Private-Philanthropy-and-the-Justice-Gap?rss=rss_ct Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:33 -0400 There is a role for private philanthropy to play in addressing the dire need for increasing the availability of civil legal aid as a complement to their support for other anti-poverty and social justice initiatives and programs. 1202762824191 The Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Twice http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762965987/The-Notorious-Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg-Thinks-Twice?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:30 -0400 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka the Notorious RBG, aka Darth Bader, set off a firestorm last week when she made some intemperate remarks about Donald Trump during an interview, doubled down on them when speaking with other media outlets, then reversed herself and apologized a few days later for saying anything in the first place. The whole mess is yet another example of how this election cycle will be one for the history books. 1202762965987 Construction and Energy Law http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762970174/Construction-and-Energy-Law?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:22 -0400 In the Law Tribune’s construction and energy law special section, articles focus on collapses, highways and energy policy. 1202762970174 Phony Rabbi Aside, Conn. Justices Find Marriage Valid http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762966787/Phony-Rabbi-Aside-Conn-Justices-Find-Marriage-Valid?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:39 -0400 In an unusual divorce case, Connecticut's high court held that a lower court should have recognized a couple's marriage as validity, even though the rabbi who performed the ceremony was later convicted of fraud. 1202762966787 Time for Legal Minds to Kick Back and Relax With a Book http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762950966/Time-for-Legal-Minds-to-Kick-Back-and-Relax-With-a-Book?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:50 -0400 Summer is here, with warm breezes and the chance to relax and read a book for the fun of it. We asked members of the Connecticut legal community to share their summer reading recommendations. The result is a mixture of love stories, science fiction, mystery and nonfiction. 1202762950966 Bill Requiring Coverage for Collapse Crumbles; All Is Not Lost for Homeowners http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762904914/Bill-Requiring-Coverage-for-Collapse-Crumbles-All-Is-Not-Lost-for-Homeowners?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:01 -0400 1202762904914 State Strategy to Focus on Energy, Building Processes and Transportation http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762904843/State-Strategy-to-Focus-on-Energy-Building--Processes-and-Transportation?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:02 -0400 1202762904843 Connecticut's Overtaxed Highways and the Construction Lawyer's Role http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762904701/Connecticuts-Overtaxed-Highways-and--the-Construction-Lawyers-Role?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:02 -0400 1202762904701 Appeals Court Slashes Verdict in Business Dispute http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762908692/Appeals-Court-Slashes-Verdict-in-Business-Dispute?rss=rss_ct Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:57 -0400 The state Appellate Court has knocked $1 million off a verdict of nearly $1.3 million in the case of two business partners who had a falling out after more than two decades. 1202762908692 Wrongly ID'd Suspect Wants Sacred Heart to Clear Name http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762824258/Wrongly-IDd-Suspect-Wants-Sacred-Heart-to-Clear-Name?rss=rss_ct Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:31 -0400 Suit says school kept spreading his picture after police arrested someone else. 1202762824258 Developers Sue Over Hartford's Baseball Field Project http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202762823659/Developers-Sue-Over-Hartfords--Baseball-Field-Project?rss=rss_ct Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:31 -0400 Developers for Hartford’s new baseball field just want to play ball, and they have filed a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court so they can get back to work. 1202762823659