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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, 13 Jan 2017 07:35 -0500 Judge OKs Fraud, Breach-of-Contract Suit Against Nationwide Insurance http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776877335/Judge-OKs-Fraud-BreachofContract-Suit-Against-Nationwide-Insurance?rss=rss_ct Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:35 -0500 A Connecticut woman claims the insurance company has increased the cost of two $500,000 policies to the point that they are worthless. 1202776877335 Attorneys Can't Ignore Tribal Courts http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776829334/Attorneys-Cant-Ignore-Tribal-Courts?rss=rss_ct Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:30 -0500 A case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the narrow question of whether tribal employees share a tribe’s well-established immunity from suit. The answer to this question is unclear, but the responsibilities of lawyers are not. Those whose clients interact with tribal nations have no excuse for ignoring tribal courts. 1202776829334 John Cerreta Talks Clerking for Alito, Commercial Litigation Changes http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776747290/John-Cerreta-Talks-Clerking-for-Alito-Commercial-Litigation-Changes?rss=rss_ct Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:30 -0500 The Day Pitney partner said the experience clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court justice showed him which arguments work and which fail. 1202776747290 UConn's First JD-MD Grad Confronts Talk of 'Betrayal' http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776682859/UConns-First-JDMD-Grad-Confronts-Talk-of-Betrayal?rss=rss_ct Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:32 -0500 It's safe to say that doctors view medical malpractice attorneys with a certain amount of skepticism. A good med mal lawyer can eviscerate a physician's reputation and decimate his or her assets. Attorney Jeffrey Wisner, the first person to graduate from the University of Connecticut with a dual medical and law degree, is well aware of the suspicion from the medical field. 1202776682859 Woman Injured in Car Accident Gets $385,000 After Mediation http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776638054/Woman-Injured-in-Car-Accident-Gets-385000-After-Mediation?rss=rss_ct Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:02 -0500 The woman's attorney said the case was complicated because she had a pre-existing back injury and was also involved in a motorcycle accident after the car crash. 1202776638054 New Connecticut MCLE Rule May Have Unintended Consequences http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776581672/New-Connecticut-MCLE-Rule-May-Have-Unintended-Consequences?rss=rss_ct Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:35 -0500 Now that we all have to take 12 hours of CLE anyway, my understanding is that disciplinary counsel are no longer interested in imposing any CLE as part of a plea bargain. For all practical purposes, that means the choices are to dismiss the case or impose a reprimand. 1202776581672 Appellate Court: No Pregnancy Discrimination in Dentist's Firing http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776577941/Appellate-Court-No-Pregnancy-Discrimination-in-Dentists-Firing?rss=rss_ct Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:13 -0500 The ruling agreed that the employer was willing to make accommodations, including limiting exposure to X-ray radiation and working around her morning sickness. 1202776577941 Legislature Gets It Right on Divorce, But Judicial Website Lags http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776577554/Legislature-Gets-It-Right-on-Divorce-But-Judicial-Website-Lags?rss=rss_ct Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:02 -0500 With the amendment of the statute, our law allows all parties who take advantage of those valuable nonadversarial and collaborative professional resources to move forward with the final resolution of their cases without the additional outmoded impediment of an artificial “waiting period.” 1202776577554 Former Cop Claims He Was Discriminated Against for PTSD http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776524779/Former-Cop-Claims-He-Was-Discriminated-Against-for-PTSD?rss=rss_ct Tue, 10 Jan 2017 04:42 -0500 A discrimination lawsuit says the former Rocky Hill officer was harassed and discriminated against by the chief, a lieutenant, the town manager and a neighbor. 1202776524779 Conn. Attorney Suspended for Blowing Off Clients http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776429484/Conn-Attorney-Suspended-for-Blowing-Off-Clients?rss=rss_ct Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:31 -0500 Attorney Anthony V. Zeolla was suspended for five years and ordered to pay restitution for failing to represent three people in foreclosure proceedings. 1202776429484 High Court Turns Down Case Against Classifieds Site Backpage.com, but Scrutiny Persists http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776426606/High-Court-Turns-Down-Case-Against-Classifieds-Site-Backpagecom-but-Scrutiny-Persists?rss=rss_ct Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:12 -0500 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Communications Decency Act challenge to the operators of the Backpage.com online advertising site, but the company's owner and operators continue to face criminal allegations in California and increased political scrutiny in Washington. 1202776426606 5 Questions for Jeff Sessions on White-Collar Enforcement, Regulations http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776426242/5-Questions-for-Jeff-Sessions-on-WhiteCollar-Enforcement-Regulations?rss=rss_ct Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:27 -0500 U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the President-elect’s pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department, will face a host of questions Tuesday—at the start of his confirmation hearing&—about immigration policy, civil rights and voting laws. The Alabama Republican's positions on many of those issues are clear. What's less easily discernible is his record—and his plan—on white-collar enforcement. 1202776426242 Former Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Scheme http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776305964/Former-Attorney-Pleads-Guilty-to-Insurance-Fraud-Scheme?rss=rss_ct Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:40 -0500 David Quatrella, formerly of Quatrella & Rizio, faces five years in prison and has agreed to forfeit $272,000. 1202776305964 Services AAA's New Standalone Arbitration Services Explained http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776375618/Services-AAAs-New-Standalone-Arbitration--Services-Explained?rss=rss_ct Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:05 -0500 The appellate arbitral panel applies a standard of review more expansive than that allowed by existing federal and state statutes to vacate an award. 1202776375618 Mickey Sherman: 'Nothing to Rejoice About' in Skakel Decision http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776264566/Mickey-Sherman-Nothing-to-Rejoice-About-in-Skakel-Decision?rss=rss_ct Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:15 -0500 The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled there's no evidence the attorney failed to provide Michael Skakel with an adequate defense in the murder of Martha Moxley, a decision that means Skakel could end up back in prison. 1202776264566 Break Bad Work Habits and Creating Good Ones in the New Year http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202776262990/Break-Bad-Work-Habits-and--Creating-Good-Ones-in-the-New-Year?rss=rss_ct Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:50 -0500 A new year brings with it the opportunity to review the preceding 12 months and improve upon them. It is the time for personal and professional housecleaning and resolutions. 1202776262990